Council is working with the local community to manage the deer population in the western suburbs as part of its commitment to keeping the city clean and green.
Virtual fencing is an innovative technology that Council is using to prevent deer and other wildlife from running into the path of oncoming traffic after dark. Council’s second virtual fencing trial began in March and will run for a period of 12 months, this time covering a 1.75 kilometre stretch along Gap Creek Road in Kenmore Hills. The solution uses a series of roadside posts fitted with a device that emits sounds with flashing LED lights when activated by the headlights of oncoming cars.
The new trial will incorporate residents’ feedback on noise by ensuring the posts are a sufficient distance from residential properties and the sound is set to a quieter volume that can only be heard from three to four metres away.