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Westonfence at Puckapunyal

Fencing Puckapunyal

Did you know Westonfence™ secures the boundary of the military installation at Seymour in Regional Victoria known as Puckapunyal?

Whilst it’s well known as a military training ground, what many don’t know is its pre-military history of being intensively farmed, mined and logged by early settlers leaving it with land degradation and accelerated soil erosion.

The Puckapunyal Military Training Area restoration began in the 1970s and 80s and is a great example of early military environmentalism in Australia. It’s home to an important box-ironbark ecosystem along with all its native inhabitants including kangaroos.

Unfortunately, the surrounding landowners and graziers have experienced severe Kangaroo incursions as a result. To prevent culling, all stakeholders agreed that keeping the roos within the confines of the camp was the optimal environmental solution.

It should also be noted that the surrounding fence was in varying stages of disrepair with no uniformity to height or material.

Westonfence™, in partnership with Gallagher Electric fencing, was chosen as the best possible fence solution due to its design and proven results in controlling kangaroos elsewhere.

The fence design itself consists of Westonfence™ D10 1650mm Droppers; 10 wires that are all fully insulated end to end … all powered by Gallagher I Series energizers so the fence can be monitored in sections greatly reducing the current daily boundary ride.

Additionally, the pulse wires can be easily adjusted to allow small browsing native fauna to safely pass whilst achieving unprecedented kangaroo control and minimal maintenance.

Whilst reducing maintenance and fence inspection time was key to the project … so was bringing uniformity to a fence that didn’t inhibit the browsing nature of smaller native mammals and reptiles.

We’re proud of our part in this undertaking to actively reduce “our” environmental footprint and build a supporting boundary fence … with 119 kilometres of fence due for completion in 2023.

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