Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Kangaroo Island, South Australia - Helipad in wilderness area

The Kangaroo Island Council approved a development to install a helicopter landing pad at the south western end of Kangaroo Island to enable helicopters to tour the coastal region. The community group, Eco Action, was concerned about the impact on species listed as endangered nationally, such as the White Bellied Sea Eagle, Eastern Osprey and Australian Sea Lion. EDO SA advocacy led to stricter conditions on the proponent's operations including minimum flying heights and exclusion zones around coastal breeding sites.