Winning Green and Gold!

A pond habitat was established at BlueScope’s Port Kembla Steelworks in 2008 to foster the migration and growth of the endangered Green and Gold Bell Frog species within the area. The species has been in decline over the last few years and had not been sighted at the Port Kembla Steelworks since 2010.

Many employees have volunteered to maintain the pond habitat by removing noxious plants, repairing any damage to the perimeter fence, topping up water levels and implementing controls to ward off predatory species.

Audits are also conducted to monitor and record sightings of tadpoles and frogs. During routine audits in March 2017, as many as fourteen individual Green and Gold Bell Frogs were sighted, confirming the return of the species to the region.