Wildlife Management on Retarding Basin upgrade projects
How we protect wildlife while upgrading our retarding basins
We inspect basically all the trees proposed for removal.
So that will involve looking at trees for habitat, so habitat being hollows, nests, heavy bark where we can potentially find microbats living under the bark.
In this area we may find ringtail possums, brushtail possums, potentially bats.
We have seen a number of parrots and rosellas flying around.
When we do our first pre-clearance check we identify where we can put these animals.
We always keep animals on site.
For us the important thing is to protect the wildlife, to make it stress-free, to try and keep them in their natural habitat, to reuse any of this timber, so whether it be for habitat purposes or timber reuse in some other shape or form.