If like us you are sick and tired of seeing scenes of carnage like the above picture which was taken on Sunderland Drive recently — and if like us you have some trepidation regarding an extra two lanes of bridge to bring even more traffic onto our “Fauna and Flora Sanctuary” — what can be done by us all to try and vastly improve the situation for our precious wildlife?
Here are some suggestions:
Bombard our elected representatives at all levels of government with letters, emails, tweets etc. stressing the need for fencing of bush and National Park areas, lower speed limits and more traffic control. Believe it or not politicians are very susceptible to public pressure and sources within a government department tell us that letters etc. WILL make a difference if enough of us are persistent. Where possible include photos and time, date and location.
Bombard newspapers and magazines with letters and photo’s as the more people we can get on our side the more successful we will be.
Your letters/emails do not need to be lengthy; in fact they will have more chance of being read if they are brief and to the point.
Here are some suggestions on where to send your messages:
Federal Minister for the Environment, Tanya Plibersek email@example.com
Our Federal MP, Terry Young firstname.lastname@example.org
State Minister for the Environment, Meagan Scanlon email@example.com
State Minister of Transport & Main Roads, Mark Bailey firstname.lastname@example.org
Our State MP, Ali King email@example.com
Our Mayor, Peter Flannery firstname.lastname@example.org
Our MBRC Councillor, Brooke Savige email@example.com
The Bribie Islander, Editor: Cherrie firstname.lastname@example.org
The Local Island & Surrounds News email@example.com
The Courier Mail (text only – no attachments please) firstname.lastname@example.org