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New sign no joke

New sign no joke

by October 15, 2014

Gold Coast Waterways Authority


“Kangaroos Crossing” signs have been installed in the North Arm of the Coomera River in an effort to make boaties aware that the animals may be in the water and to take care in the area.

Coomera Island has long been home to several of the furry creatures and during dry spells the ‘roos have to make the 150m swim from the island to the main land to find fresh water to drink.

Gold Coast Waterways Authority, who have installed the signs, say although the waterway already has a 6-knot speed limit, the signs are a reminder to those using the area to be careful when travelling through.

Authority CEO Hal Morris said that the safe enjoyment of waterways for everyone is important, including animals.

“Of course the issue of being safe on the water is very important and in this case that goes a bit beyond the norm, we are taking both the kangaroos and the boaties safety into account,” said Mr Morris.

To find out more about the Authority’s projects and program of works, head to their website to view the 10 year Waterways Management Strategy and Waterways Management Program.

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