Fed up with what he says is a lack of protection for koalas, Darren Mewett has sent Redland City Council a gruesome message by dropping off a dead koala to its offices. Photo: Judith Kerr
Fed up with what he says is a lack of protection for koalas, Darren Mewett has sent Redland City Council a gruesome message by dropping off a dead koala to its offices. Photo: Judith Kerr

Angry resident takes dead koala into council offices

A RESIDENT has sent Redland City Council a gruesome message after dropping off a dead koala to its Bloomfield Street offices.

Thornlands' Darren Mewett warned council it was in danger of losing its reputation as a koala safe haven, after scraping up the dead animal from Springacre Road where he had found two other dead koalas in the past year.

Mr Mewett blamed the animal's death on the council for failing to put in place permanent measures to save wildlife on the 80km/h rat run.

He said he took the bloodied carcass of the mature male koala in to council on Tuesday to highlight the lack of adequate action, which he said was the result of lobbying from nearby residents wanting to sub-divide land in the area.

"This time, I decided to take the koala in to council because no action was taken the last time I reported a dead koala and my comments were not taken seriously," Mr Mewett said

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