Work has started this week on the installation of pelican perches across every single remaining light pole on Bribie Island Bridge.

“I couldn’t be more excited that our iconic bridge is going to have perches for every single pelican that could possibly want to sit on it,” said Ali King, Labor candidate for Pumicestone.

“The pelicans will be there proudly to greet visitors and residents coming across the bridge future proofing and enhancing the environment of our gorgeous Bribie Island region.”

Mark Bailey, Minister for Transport and Main Roads said six out of the eight new perch platforms are expected to be installed in the week starting 6 July 2020 and will take about two nights to complete.

The remaining two new perch platforms are scheduled to be installed late July 2020, as additional repair works are needed on the two existing light pole support structures prior to installation.

These works will also take about two nights to complete, weather and scheduling permitting.

“This gives our beautiful Pumicestone region another thing to look forward to as we unite and recover from the impacts of COVID-19,” said Ms King.