Residents in one of Brisbane’s outer areas are fed up with speeding motorists and have taken a stand.
They’re asking for fixed speed cameras in Burbank to protect wildlife.
Philippe Coquerand reports.
It has become a frustrating journey.
Frequently twin sisters from Burbank, Olivia Scott-Young and Phillipa Bowden find dead kangaroos on the road.
They’ve been hit by speeding cars and now the two women are urging council to lower the speed limit, they even want a permanent speed camera.
Phillipa Bowden, Wildlife Rescuer: “If people in suburbia have the right to 50, school zones have the right to 40 we should be 50.”
Many locals back the idea, and have been putting up their owns speed signs.
Phillipa Bowden, Wildlife Rescuer: “My sister Olivia funded that out of her own pocket, it’s cost her over seven hundred dollars and she’s had the sixty signs made, contacted all the residents in the area and has now put them on the fences.”
Over the past year motorists have ignored pleas to slow down resulting in the deaths of many kangaroos.
Many of those that have survived accidents have had to be put down by the RSPCA.
Spokesman Michael Beatty says drivers have to do more to help protect them.
Michael Beatty, RSPCA: “For goodness sakes slow down, people know there are kangaroos in this area particularly at dusk and dawn, you know they are around.”
Councillor Adrian Schrinner says council will help with more speed signs but there’s no word yet on a fixed speed camera.
Philippe Coquerand, QUT News.