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SecuraTop crushed spear security fence secures DB Schenker’s QLD logistics business

SecuraTop crushed spear security fence secures DB Schenker’s QLD logistics business | Fencing and Gates | Scoop.it

A SecuraTop crushed spear security fence system from Bluedog Fences Australia was installed at the new DB Schenker distribution centre in Brisbane to secure the perimeter of the site.


Constructed recently by Goodman Group (Goodman), the development is a 31,400 sqm distribution centre designed to house DB Schenker’s Queensland logistics business, and is also part of a larger $350 million Redbank Motorway Estate development in Brisbane’s south west.


The SecuraTop crushed spear security fence was installed to secure the DB Schenker site as well as adjacent facilities including Northline Transport.

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Closing the gap in pool fence laws

Closing the gap in pool fence laws | Fencing and Gates | Scoop.it

POOL owners living on large blocks would be forced to put fences around pools and spas under changes to laws being considered by the NT Government.


The drowning death of Justin sparked calls for tightening of pool fencing legislation. The NT had the second highest rate of drownings in the country in 2014-2015, with 1.64 deaths per 100,000 residents. In the year before the introduction of fencing laws, there were four drowning deaths in the Territory per 100,000 residents. Mr Giles said now wasn’t the right time to enter into a public debate on the merits of pool fencing.


Royal Life Saving NT education and program manager Wayne Van Sambeek said fencing rules should be consistent across the Territory.

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Fence blocks turtles from falling

Fence blocks turtles from falling | Fencing and Gates | Scoop.it

FENCING installed at Raine Island has helped save thousands of sea turtles from falling to their deaths, keeping them alive to breed again for another year.


Rangers and scientists have returned from the small sand island at the tip of the Great Barrier Reef after carrying out annual monitoring of green sea turtle populations.


The island, about 150km east of Cape York, is only 32ha in total, but each year up to 60,000 females of the species swim up to thousands of kilometres from their feeding grounds in the Northern GBR, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Torres Strait and the West Pacific to lay their eggs.


Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service GBR regional director Damien Head said a lower nesting season was predicted, but there was a great deal of nesting success on the island.

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Backyard pools fail safety checks

Backyard pools fail safety checks | Fencing and Gates | Scoop.it

ONE third of backyard swimming pools across WA fail to meet safety standards. And one in 10 homeowners who are hit with a warning notice do not bother to fix the problem. 


Figures provided by Royal Life Saving show it inspected 7180 home pools last year to check whether they met fencing, gate and safety standards. About 34 per cent, or more than one in three pools, failed the first compliance check.


And after being told to fix the safety breaches, 11 per cent of pools were still deemed dangerous. Royal Life Saving said the most common safety failure was climbable objects near the pool that could help a toddler or young child scale a fence.



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WA interest in QLD cluster fencing strategy

WA interest in QLD cluster fencing strategy | Fencing and Gates | Scoop.it

South West NRM's cluster fencing strategy to combat wild dog attacks came under scrutiny by Western Australia's state Member for Kalgoorlie recently.


Wild dogs are decimating pastoral businesses in Wendy Duncan's region as much as they are in Queensland's south west, but she had been skeptical of calls for fencing as a strategy.


"Fences not only give the opportunity to control wild dogs and feral pests but to control whole grazing pressure.”

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Protection to Australian against ocean predators is electric fences according to Shark summit

Protection to Australian against ocean predators is electric fences according to Shark summit | Fencing and Gates | Scoop.it

Experts have tried to develop ways to prevent predator attacks and repel it. One idea discussed is fences with electric cable from sharks at Australia’s beach.

 

A bunch of leading international scientist was put together at summit called by NSW Government at Sydney after a numerous attacks and sightings in the state this year. A marine biologist who has been trying to develop a shark repellent  whose environmentally friendly at South Africa’s open-ocean beaches.

 

Geremy Cliff said he was finding alternatives to replace net and drum lines with electromagnetic repellents that covered large areas. He added "We have pursued electrical shark repellents but now we're looking at trying to establish electrical shark cables which could protect larger areas, but we're not quite there yet”

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Shark is a lovely animal but it is dangerous if we let it near the ocean beaches were many people are going. It is glad to know many scientist were collaborated to develop a fences in preventing predators to attack. 

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Pool Owners with Unsafe Fences Remaining Days

Pool Owners with Unsafe Fences Remaining Days | Fencing and Gates | Scoop.it

The pool safety regulations granted a five-year grace period for the pool owner to get their barriers up-to-date with the 2010 amendments. The Government of Palaszczuk is encouraging the state’s owners to make sure that their pool fences comply with pool and safety regulations amendments of 2010 by December 1 – to ensure their summer fun doesn’t end in tragedy.


 Leeanne Enoch Minister for Housing and Public Works today launched a public awareness campaign to make sure all pool fences measure up to safety laws. According to Ms. Enoch "The previous Labor Government introduced these laws in 2010 to keep our children safe and while pool owners have had five years to comply, we know that thousands of pools may still not measure up," she added,” Fencing is a crucial first line of defence when it comes to protecting young children from drowning. Local councils will begin policing pool fences from December 1, and owners who do not comply could face on-the-spot fines starting at around $800.”


In Queensland 340,000 pools had been registered and those owners may face on-the-spot fines starting at around $800 if they didn’t comply Minister Enoch said. 

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As a good citizen we should follow all the rules and regulation of the Government to live happily.

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Governments announce $15 million for cluster fencing programs in QLD

Governments announce $15 million for cluster fencing programs in QLD | Fencing and Gates | Scoop.it

The State and Federal Government have approved $15 million worth of pest and weed programs across Queensland.


It is part of the Queensland Feral Pest Initiative scheme, which includes $10 million from the Federal Government and $5 million from State.


The majority of funding will go towards cluster fencing programs across western and southern Queensland.


It was Queensland's new Agriculture Minister, Leanne Donaldson's maiden announcement, after hearing firsthand about the impact of wild dogs, when she toured parts of western Queensland this week.

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7 Things To Know Before Building A Fence

7 Things To Know Before Building A Fence | Fencing and Gates | Scoop.it

When it comes to choosing a fence, most of us don’t give a second thought as to the practicalities of installation - we just see the end product and make our choices based on aesthetics and design. 

Before making any decision on the type of fence you like however, you need to identify what it is you want your fence for. Do you just want it for aesthetic purposes or is there a more practical requirement? Is it for privacy or screening? Is it to keep a dog or other pets in? Perhaps it’s to add value to your property? Do you want to reduce noise or enhance your security? All of this information is important in determining not only the type of fencing you should choose, but what material is best suited for your needs.


  • Know your limits
  • Walk the line
  • Understand the elevations
  • Locate underground utilities
  • Share your plans
  • Clear the way
  • Open the gate
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SecuraTop crushed spear security fence secures DB Schenker’s QLD logistics business

SecuraTop crushed spear security fence secures DB Schenker’s QLD logistics business | Fencing and Gates | Scoop.it

A SecuraTop crushed spear security fence system from Bluedog Fences Australia was installed at the new DB Schenker distribution centre in Brisbane to secure the perimeter of the site.


Constructed recently by Goodman Group (Goodman), the development is a 31,400 sqm distribution centre designed to house DB Schenker’s Queensland logistics business, and is also part of a larger $350 million Redbank Motorway Estate development in Brisbane’s south west.


The SecuraTop crushed spear security fence was installed to secure the DB Schenker site as well as adjacent facilities including Northline Transport.

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"What are they going to ask for next, roof over pool fence"

"What are they going to ask for next, roof over pool fence" | Fencing and Gates | Scoop.it

WE asked our Facebook community to have their say on Queensland becoming a nanny state with 'pool fencing reaching hysterical levels'.


Queensland pool laws are the strictest in the country with all pools to be fenced, even though there is nothing to stop other creative kids from devising similar methods to enter pool areas. Queensland has a virtual army of pool inspectors charging around issuing $250 fees for certificates.


Do you agree the most sensible thing to do is for parents to teach children to swim and supervise them around swimming pools?


"Can put chain and lock on gate, kids climb, what are they going ask for next, a roof over pool fence." - Allan Kirkegaard


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Installation of fences by Metro Trains at Aircraft station to keep commuters off track

Installation of fences by Metro Trains at Aircraft station to keep commuters off track | Fencing and Gates | Scoop.it

At Laverton a SEQUENCE of near misses due to commuters walking on train tracks is forcing Metro Trans to put up fences on both sides of the train line.


 On next Monday Metro Trains is putting up the fences near Aircraft train station between the level crossing and Bruce St. pedestrian crossing on both Maher Road and Railway Avenue.


Pauline O’ Connor Metro Trains spokeswoman said in recent weeks commuters illegally parking on verges next to train line and then crossing the tracks had almost hit by train. “We have found that many people who have parked in this unauthorized area walk alongside the tracks towards Aircraft station and then illegally cross the tracks, often at the Aviation Rd level crossing when the boom gates are in the down position. This has caused a number of near misses with approaching trains.” she added.

 

 

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Before terrible happens to commuter being hit by a train, its good to know that the Metro Trains is now making a move to prevent it.

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Fences to build around towns for kangaroos protection

Fences to build around towns for kangaroos protection | Fencing and Gates | Scoop.it

Due to a numerous thirsty, hungry, and subsequently aggressive kangaroos running and jumping the Barcoo Shire, at Queensland’s central west, has applied to the federal government for community drought relief funding to fence Jundah, Stonehenge, and Windorah to keep people from being accidentally harm by kangaroos.


Barcoo Mayor Julie Groves said that "The sheer numbers, you can drive around and you'll see a mob of kangaroos and you lose count after 120 or 130, they are in plague proportions. We're talking about 'roos taller than most men. We appreciate they are starving but you have to keep the little kids and the older people in the town safe."


The mayor detailed that the shire would apply to the federal government for $800,000 to erect 55 kilometres of vermin proof fencing around the three towns that would protect homes, sporting grounds, cemeteries, schools, and other infrastructure. 

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Kangaroos are wonderful animals, but mixing them with people could become a trouble. Fences are a good protection to separate the numerous and huge kangaroos from accidentally harming kids, older ones, and others in Barcoo Shire. 

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