Ducks, gliders and possums to benefit from next boxes in Logan parks

Homes for animals: Ben Gunston from Ecosure, Ruby and Natalie Willcocks and Logan Water's Morgan Dodds installing nesting boxes at Richard Wilson Park.
Homes for animals: Ben Gunston from Ecosure, Ruby and Natalie Willcocks and Logan Water's Morgan Dodds installing nesting boxes at Richard Wilson Park.

Nest boxes have been installed in the area's parks to attract breeding animals as an offset to a wastewater pipeline in the region.

More than 100 boxes in parks across western Logan will lure a range of animals, including parrots, owls, gliders and possums.

Spring Mountain Reserve, Greenbank, will get 25 boxes installed in its trees.

Richard Wilson Park at New Beith will get 20 boxes.

Drover Reserve, Flagstone, will get 16 boxes, and there will be 15 installed at Homestead Park, Flagstone.

Teviot Downs Park, New Beith, and Scottsdale Park at North Maclean get 10 each and there will be six at Scribbly Gums Reserve, New Beith.

The boxes have been installed to offset the loss of breeding hollows from land clearing along the route of the 10 kilometre Greenbank to Flagstone wastewater pipeline.

The pipeline will services the greater Flagstone Priority Development Area. It will take wastewater from Flagstone to the Cedar Grove Environmental Centre's treatment plant.

Division 11 councillor Natalie Willcocks has visited the sites and was pleased the animals had taken to some of them.

Habitat: Nesting boxes have been installed in some of the area's parks to offset clearing for a wastewater pipeline.

Habitat: Nesting boxes have been installed in some of the area's parks to offset clearing for a wastewater pipeline.

She visited the boxes in Richard Wilson Park on Friday.

"Already there were a couple of wood ducks checking them out," Cr Willcocks said.

"I think it's really lovely, doing something for the environment, and for the animals,

"With all the construction work going on, it's nice to be giving something back to the animals."

Energex workers installed more than 300 nestboxes in the area in 2015 to replace habitat lost by a power line.

Environment officers undertook the work after the Loganlea to Jimboomba powerline project to help animals displaced by vegetation clearing along the line's route.

Landowners in Logan Village and Jimboomba partnered with the company to install the boxes on their land.

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