New Vehicle Activated Signage will encourage drivers to slow down and keep an eye out for koalas across Campbelltown as part of a new program aimed at reducing vehicle strikes on local roads.

These digital roadside signs are designed to display a message when they are approached by vehicles travelling at a pre-set speed.

Working with wildlife organisations such as WIRES and Sydney Wildlife, over the next few months Campbelltown Council will complete an analysis of vehicle speeds and numbers on local roads near to koala habitat to identify hot spots where koalas regularly cross roads.

“Improving driver awareness in areas where koalas are known to traverse is a key action from Council’s  Comprehensive Koala Plan of Management and an important part of our ongoing Koalatown initiative,” Mayor George Greiss said.

“By strategically placing signage in areas where we know koalas are regularly on the move, we can encourage drivers to slow down, ensuring both people and wildlife are safer on the road.”

This program will only target local roads managed by Council.

(The Koala Vehicle Strike Mitigation program is provided funding from the NSW Koala Strategy.)