A dingo-proof fence is set to be erected around Fraser Island's biggest township in an effort to protect visitors from the island's native dingo population.
It comes amid increasing community concerns about interactions between dingoes and tourists, that last month saw a toddler airlifted to hospital after being attacked.
The fence, spanning nearly 7km, will be erected around Orchid Beach and will cost the Queensland government an estimated $2 million, reports the ABC.
The fence, spanning nearly 7km, will be erected around Orchid Beach and will cost the Queensland government an estimated $2 million.
The new barrier will add to fencing already installed around 24 campgrounds and other major townships, such as Eurong, Happy Valley and Kingfisher Bay Resort.
Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon said there had been three reported incidents involving dingoes so far this year.
"Our rangers believe [dingoes] no longer show apprehension when approaching humans because they've either been deliberately fed or eaten food scraps," she said.
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