We hope QPWS will assess the situation and perhaps set up a food station for Bernie with a surveillance camera to monitor his progress.
Council inaction has prompted the local Bingil Bay community to take action in the hope to again raise awareness. Residents watching Bernie cross the road each day feared for his safety and the owners of the Bingil Bay Cafe who are constantly aware of the speeding traffic started a petition to Council to lower the speed limit and introduce traffic calming.
Backpackers from the Hostel explore the area by walking in both directions to Garners Beach and into the Bingil Bay village. The current speed of vehicles on these roads is a threat to all walking traffic.
I have only seen Barbara at my place once when she enticed Joov to her patch. She obviously crosses the road where Paul's photos are taken and I have seen her cross there. QPWS 'Recent Crossing' signs have also been placed at this point. When I periodically see Joov at my place he would have crossed Bingil Bay Road right at the place where Bernie was hit.
The photos below were taken on the 17 July at Plantation Drive.
The petition will be presented to Council soon so I hope there can be road managment put in place that will protect our community and wildlife on the Bingil Bay Council road.
If you would like to help, drop by the Bingil Bay Cafe and sign the petition. While you are there, stay for a coffee, tea or beverage of your choice, a snack or meal if you like, it's great food and atmosphere.