Today MBC (Mission Beach Cassowaries Inc) attended a meeting held by Transport and Main Roads (TMR), which included representatives from Environment Heritage Protection (EHP), Terrain NRM, Mission Beach Police, Cassowary Coast Regional Council (CCRC), Mission Beach Community Association (MBCA), C4, the Tully Vet and other community interest groups and individuals to give local feedback on the design of planned signage and line marking to be placed at Carmoo.
The on site meeting was held at the notorious cassowary road death hotspot on the Carmoo turnoff corner where the deaths of over 20 cassowaries have been recorded as they attempted to cross the road to access their essential habitat.
Apart from some minor adjustments, all those present were pleased with the design and congratulated TMR for responding to a community call to address the unacceptable number of cassowaries being killed on Mission Beach roads.
The trial will include;
Regular commuters can become complacent while driving and the VAS's have been proven to help alert drivers of the speed limit.
The signage is expected to be installed by the end of August.
Thank you to TMR and to Terrain who initiated the workshop in September 2015 which culminated in the community working closely with the state government resulting in this positive action to help cassowaries cross our roads safely.
Bob Irwin just can't stay away from Mission Beach. He is here again to meet the "Cassowary Community - a community that cares".