Termite Treat Helps Echidna’s Recovery

Our construction partner McConnell Dowell identified the environmental opportunity to donate the termites to Murrindindi Ranges Wildlife Shelter, just an hour from the Seymour site.

Kate Turner from the shelter, a not-for profit organisation run by volunteers, said termites were an excellent source of protein for animals.

“There’s lots of health benefits for animals, so when we got the call from McConnell Dowell that they had termites to donate, we were happy to accept them,” she said. “Bubbles came to us injured but thanks to the termites, was able to quickly recover and be returned to the bush.”

McConnell Dowell are committed to sustainability and working with community to minimise their impacts during construction.

Image caption: Bubbles the echidna enjoying a healthy feast of termites. (Source: Inland Rail/Murrindindi Ranges Wildlife Shelter)

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