Campbelltown’s wildlife will soon be able to cool down and grab a drink from water stations installed by Council across the area.
Ten water stations will be installed by Council staff and Bushcare volunteers across the LGA at strategic locations no closer than 500m from an existing water source.
Remote sensor cameras will be installed to monitor which animals are using the water stations.
“With further hot and dry conditions expected to return later this summer, it’s important we help our local wildlife to cope with the conditions,” Mayor George Brticevic said.
“It’s not just koalas who will use these drinking stations, it will help many of our wildlife,” Cr Brticevic said.
“I’d encourage residents to also help our wildlife by putting out small dishes of water on your property with rocks and sticks placed in the water so small animals and insects can escape,” he said.
Council partnered with Greater Sydney Local Land Services to design the water stations which consist of a 25 litre water drum connected by a clear hose to a specialised water trough with a float system that automatically tops up water.
The project will be rolled out as part of Council’s Bushcare program with dedicated volunteers assisting in maintenance and refilling of the stations.
If residents wish to assist with providing water to thirsty wildlife on their properties they can purchase readymade small drinking stations that automatically top up from local pet stores.
If residents come across the water stations in bushland areas they are encouraged not to touch them.