Our Habitat Brisbane officers are committed to protecting our unique flora and fauna across the city.

We have large tracts of intact bushland within the Pullenvale Ward so I asked them recently to identify particular species in various locations that could benefit from the installation of nesting boxes.

I’m advised locally there is an array of Sugar Gliders, rare Great Gliders, Feathertail Gliders, Brush-tailed Phascogale, Yellow-footed Antechinus, Fawn-footed Melomys, Microbats, Lorikeets, Eastern Rosella, Wood Ducks, Boobook Owl, Owlet Nightjar and Galahs.

I agreed to commit some funds from my 2021/22 Suburban Enhancement Fund for a number of nest boxes that can cater for a wide range of these mammals and birds.

The first of these were installed today on a reserve at Pullenvale Road and we’ll look to roll out more in other areas throughout the Ward going forward.