Adoptions will plummet with roadblock: Pet Refuge
THE staff at Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge fear their adoption numbers will plummet when highway access is restricted today.
Because of roadworks, people will have to use the Aussie World service road turn
off, which refuge manager Penny Brischke worries will be too confusing.
Ms Brischke said she had asked the Main Roads Department for signs on the Bruce Hwy but had had no response.
"We have no signage on the highway, we've asked so we can let people know that we're here," she said.
She feared people would stop coming if they found it too difficult.
Ms Brischke said the school holiday period would be a test for the refuge to see if numbers do drop.
"It's usually the busy period as it gives people time to settle the pet into home."
A Main Roads spokesman said the $15 million roadworks project would address the risk of serious crashes near the intersection of Sippy Creek Rd and the Bruce Hwy.
The spokesman said signs were kept to a minimum on highways as there was a limited amount of information a motorist can take in when travelling at high speed.
The Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge is at 28 Sippy Creek Rd, Tanawha. Phone 54945275 for more information.
FIND SUNSHINE COAST ANIMAL REFUGE
From today access to the Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge will be from the following.
Northbound - take the Glenview exit off the Bruce Hwy and follow the service road along the front of Aussie World. This will meet the new road that will meet the exiting service road and lead to Sippy Creek Rd
Southbound - take the Glenview exit off the Bruce Hwy, which will take you under the highway. Turn right at the intersection and follow the service road along the front of Aussie World. This will meet the new road that will meet the exiting service road and lead to Sippy Creek Rd