Concerned Port Macquarie residents are out and about gathering signatures, to halt any plans for an Airport Primary Access Road in Fernhill.
Residents displayed posters and petitions at Town Green on February 9, to stop plans for a proposed bypass through Fernhill.
The road is part of a planned and Council proposed Orbital Road Project released on November 22 last year, which aims to solve traffic congestion on Lake Road, Ocean Drive and the Oxley Highway.
Local resident Russell May said he believes considering the bypass for construction is a mistake.
"The historic Alban House, two day care centres and a number of houses are going to be impacted by the airport bypass." he said.
"There are koala breeding areas in Fernhill which the proposed bypass would go through to get to the Orbital road.
"They'd take houses, trees out, 36 metres wide all the way through… the information they're basing the decisions on is outdated”
Mr May said more than 1000 signatures had been collected, and emails were being sent to Federal, State representatives to request a show of support.
Port Macquarie Koala Hospital clinical director Cheyne Flanagan said there had been sightings of Koalas in the area, and they would need to be considered.
"There are definitely koalas living there and they definitely breeding there, we have had them come in from there," she said.
"They would have to be physically moved from the area or they would die.
"Squirrel Gliders, which are threatened species and Sugar Gliders, they are up there as well - we have had some as patients after they were attacked by cats."
Concerned residents are expected to attend the next local government meeting on February 20.
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