Department of State GrowthRoads for our Future

Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan

Frog-friendly Highway

Frog-friendly Highway

21 August 2018

There are many components to a major roads project that have to be considered to ensure success.

As part of the Perth to Breadalbane Duplication, the Department of State Growth has been working to protect the vulnerable green and gold frog.

To reduce the impact as frogs move between different habitats, State Growth designed and built frog-friendly drains that provide the frogs with a safe passage under the road, and habitat ponds, known as ‘stepping stones’.

The ‘stepping-stones’ allow frogs to move safely between habitats.

Success will be measured through a survey of the area when the frogs become active again between November and January.

More information

If you would like further information, please contact the Department of State Growth at road.projectenquiries@stategrowth.tas.gov.au