PKPC was pleased to see a successful breeding season for the endangered Green and Golden Bell Frog at the newly established pond located in Heritage Park (Port Kembla's Outer Harbour).
Many tadpoles have been sighted in the pond and several juvenile frogs have been seen in the surrounding area.
PKPC's pond is one of several breeding sites established in the Port Kembla area, including Brick & Block, BlueScope Steelhaven, Cleary Bros, Port Kembla Public School and several residences.
Port Kembla Coal Terminal (PKCT) and PKPC are working with Wollongong City Council and Dept of Environment and Climate Change to establish suitable habitat for Green and Golden Bell Frog north of the Inner Harbour. This habitat is to be used for release of frogs captured at Port Kembla Coal Terminal in May 2008 or their tadpoles.
Reminder: Green and Golden Bell Frogs are an endangered species, it is an offence to handle or harm them and penalties apply. If a frog is sighted in an operational area of the port, do not touch it, report it to Department of Environment and Climate Change (ph: 4224 4100 or 131 555).