Koala-proof fencing is being installed on the Old Cleveland Road East boundary of the Birkdale Community Precinct.
Mayor Karen Williams said the fencing was a proactive measure that could help prevent vehicle strikes on koalas and other wildlife along the road.
“Designed with input from an ecologist, the fencing will help stop koalas on the site from heading onto the busy roadway and instead guide them to move through the precinct and the Tingalpa Creek corridor,” she said.
“In addition, koala escape poles will be installed along the fence to assist any koalas in the roadway area to enter the precinct site.”
Cr Williams said installation of the first stage of the koala-proof fencing would run from the Willards Farm homestead all the way to the northern point of the property at 380 Old Cleveland Road East.