Q. How will you manage the kangaroos that currently reside in the parkland?
To minimise the impact on the kangaroo population, Council commissioned a Flora and Fauna Management Plan. This will guide the park's development in a way that is sympathetic to their needs.
The Flora and Fauna Management Plan recommends:
providing alternative grazing areas to discourage the kangaroos moving through the entire recreational precinct
designing lighting to prevent 'spillage' into bushland areas
locating noise generating activities in the metro park zone
Visitors will be advised not to feed any of the kangaroos through signage and education. It is hoped that over time the kangaroos will be a popular attraction at the site.
Council will continue to ensure adequate measure are in place to maintain public safety.
Q. Environmental connections
The site is important for providing habitat for a range of animals, including the kangaroos and other migratory species.
It is an important stepping stone between large patches of remnant bushland, such as Boronia Bushland Reserve and the Greenbank Military Reserve.
It is linked to the south by scattered vegetation on properties to other areas of remnant bushland.
Q What is the Bushland Conservation Zone?
The vegetation of the bushland conservation zone is protected by state government laws preventing removal. It is made up of three types of vegetation:
Open-forest - Eucalyptus racemosa
The excellent environmental condition of this area is a result of minimal infestation by weeds and the presence of a range of habitat features for native animals.
Open-forest - Melaleuca quinquenervia
The forest is mature and relatively undisturbed apart from some weeds along the forest edges. It provides a habitat for a range of animals and protects the drainage line.
Woodland - Allocasuarina littoralis
This area consists of a small patch dominated by Black She-oak (Allocasuarina littoralis). The understory is generally sparse due to a deep layer of leaf litter that has suppressed vegetation regeneration. This vegetation is of special significance as it is the ONLY FOOD SOURCE for the vulnerable Glossy Black Cockatoo
While Logan City Council is to be commended for its well structured feedback opportunities and acknowledging the importance of ecological connections there is - in my opinion - a conflict of interest between a recreational metro park zone and adjacent bushland conservation zone - with a possible environment education centre in the mix.
Community input is essential to obtain a balanced view.