We were grateful to have been given the opportunity to work on the new multi-purpose Platypus Conservation Centre at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo with Ben Pope and the team at Fresh By Design.
The centre will play a vital role in sustaining platypus population numbers and will provide refuge for up to 65 Platypus during severe environmental events, such as drought. It includes a refuge facility, research centre to observe and understand platypus breeding behaviour, rehabilitation and release facilities, and a public viewing area to educate visitors.
A naturalistic pre-release creek will also be built where guests will be able to observe the platypus in a wildlife setting and will help build fitness in rehabilitated animals ahead of their release back into the wild.
Technolab provided OxyGuard Pacific Systems to monitor water quality and alarm inputs from the eight systems built by Fresh By Design across the facility.
Congratulations to all the staff involved on this project and we look forward to sharing more information when the project has been completed.