Tuan Toolara feral horse public safety initiative

Join the community reference group for this public safety initiative by HQPlantations. Photo by Michael Ramsden

Join the community reference group for this public safety initiative by HQPlantations. Photo by Michael Ramsden

Local residents may have noticed an increase in the frequency of feral horse sightings in road corridors in the area.

The presence of feral horses in close proximity to roads has caused several recent collisions on Tin Can Bay Road and Cooloola Coast Roads that resulted in the immediate death of horses, but fortunately resulted in no public injury.

To address this public safety issue, local land manager HQPlantations is leading the development of a feral horse management plan, with the support of a multi-agency management committee.

In addition to consulting the RSPCA and SEQ Brumby Association, HQPlantations would like to make sure it meets the road safety and horse welfare expectations of local communities.

To facilitate this, we are inviting six local representatives to join a reference group to contribute community perspectives to decision-making in preparation of the plan and its implementation by the management committee.

We are seeking a mix of people who can represent local communities on road safety, animal welfare and positions in between.

To nominate to join the community reference group, register at: hqp.engagementhub.com.au/feral-horse-public-safety-initiative and complete the nomination form.

We recommend you use Chrome or Safari web browsers to access the project page as it isn’t fully functional when using Internet Explorer.

Nominations close at 10am on March 9 and a decision will be made by March 12, 2020.

If you have any questions about this public safety initiative, please use the contact page on the website or email community@hqplantations.com.au