Virtual fencing could help protect endangered wildlife and reduce roadkill.

An invisible fence on the roadside intends to lessen the quantity of creatures becoming roadkill on Queensland streets is being trialed on the Sunshine Coast


Worried about the number of roadkill on her road, Mudjimba inhabitant Christine Pitcher campaigned the Local Council for virtual fencing to be introduced in the area.

“I spoke to various neighbours about it and they were pretty upset about what was happening … particularly because some kangaroos were being hit and being left to die,” said.

“There were also a couple of people in the street that hit them and had damage to their cars.”

The committee and the University of the Sunshine Coast started a little preliminary of the fencing in August 2018, and with network bolster it has since extended over the area.


The virtual fencing depends on European innovation, and incorporates a gadget joined to a shaft by the roadside.


The gadget is activated by vehicle headlights and emanates a humming sound and blazing light to caution close by natural life of moving toward vehicles.

Ms Pitcher said since it was presented at Mudjimba in January, she had not seen one dead kangaroo.

A Sunshine Coast Council representative said the checking of all preliminary destinations was “still in progress” and would be reviewed before the end of the year.

A preliminary of the fencing is likewise in progress on Victoria’s Phillip Island, where swamp wallabies and possums are basic roadkill casualties

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