Eight koalas have been hit by cars in the past month near the town of Gisborne, 10 kilometres north-west of the Melbourne boundary.
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This article is for the urban growth and decline geographical issue.
Eight koalas have been hit by cares in the past month near the town of Gisborne. These horrific injuries to native animals have become commonplace since intensive housing development in the country town and the neighbouring Melbourne growth suburb of Sunbury. These areas could grow even bigger with new government promises. This means that with more housing there also come more car, cat and dog accidents. People are stating that the new government should educate residents on how to co-exist with wildlife and keep preventive zones between housing and habitat and that expansion should only be when completely necessary and are trying to caution drivers to slow down.
The spatial dimension is Australia especially the rural areas near Melbourne. The ecological dimension is that humans are continually building and expanding cities where in turn destroys those habitats of native animals. They also are the ones driving who are harming the koalas. People are responding by getting signs and telling drivers to slow down, helping the animals and stating to the government that residents should be educate on how to co-exist with wildlife, that there needs to be preventive zones between housing and habitats, and stating that expansion should only be when completely necessary.