Tenders open for 700 nest boxes on Pac Hwy upgrade

BUSINESSES have been invited to tender for the opportunity to build more than 700 nest boxes for the Woolgoolga to Ballina section of the Pacific Highway upgrade.

Page MP Kevin Hogan said the nest boxes will allow animals to settle into new homes ahead of major highway works.

"Management strategies to minimise impacts on the environment are an important part of projects on the Pacific Highway, including along this major section from Woolgoolga to Ballina," Mr Hogan said.

"The nest boxes will assist in the relocation of animals such as squirrel gliders, sugar gliders, brushtail and ringtail possums, microbats and lorikeets by providing them with new habitats.

"Locations for nest boxes are chosen based on proximity to main roads, native vegetation and food supply. Structures will also be installed to help animals cross the highway, including sugar glider poles, underpasses and culverts."

For more information on the tender process visit tenders.nsw.gov.au.



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