Avisure and Gold Coast Airport have been working together since 1998 to manage the risk of wildlife strike. During that time we have driven the development and implementation of one of Australia’s most comprehensive wildlife hazard management programs, whose success is attributed to not just the quality of the program, but the commitment of the airport to its implementation. Our work with Gold Coast Airport has seen the development of species specific management plans for flying-foxes, vertebrate pests, weed management, and even plans for the wildlife risks associated with major developments and construction works such as the 2007 runway extension, and the Tugan Bypass.
Day-by-day, we assist Gold Coast Airport actively identify and manage their wildlife hazards, conduct regular monitoring both on- and off-airport, facilitate regular program audits and risk assessments, and deliver training to Gold Coast Airport staff. We also regularly trial and assess various management tools and techniques associated with vegetation and grass, water and drains, airport infrastructure, and rubbish management. Most recently we have incorporated a training dog into the wildlife dispersal program, which is an Australian first.