Working together to better the environment
Munghorn Gap March 2020
Humans expect perfect roads when driving our cars, trucks, & bikes but is there any understanding on how this is achieved, balancing human needs with the environment, the complex work Councils do across the country, receiving negative commenting as they work at completing the job.
This week our network had the pleasure to assist Mid Western Regional Council with the task of “being on stand-by” with the removal of habitat trees, along the Wollar road Munghorn Gap, upgrade.
A new respect evolved as the very complex project parameters explained; bought attention to the different aspects that need to be visualised from conception through to completion; the mammoth task ahead of this crew will result in an amazing passage through the gap with most of us having little to no understanding of the process.
As I have traveled many kms of roads: Road work sites thinking ‘why is this taking so long…’, ‘there is a bit done here and a bit there’, I have a new found respect. With so many different contractors on-site, all adhering to regulation, it has been a pleasure to learn this project is art on landscape, complete with dancing machines, all to lesson the impact of our Native Fauna.
Happily no native fauna have been injured on site, although a possum did scuttle away from a tree in phase 1, for my work reference the job is in phase 4.
Job well done.
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