Warrina Lakes, Innisfail was chosen to house the Project as there were already established amenities within this location. The 20 ha park is close to the CBD and has a suitably cleared area to construct the Complex.
The facility consists of a suite of geodesic domes with a network of ponds waterways and waterfalls within a natural rainforest habitat; creating an ideal frog habitat and monitoring environment.
The main dome (40 m dia) will be on two levels with wheelchair access to both levels. The higher level will contain a series of waterfalls, ponds and streams and be hoe to frogs that prefer these habitats. The lower level will contain still ponds and a number of marsh areas to house frogs that prefer these environs.
Entrance to the complex will be via an interpretive centre, theatrette and cafe.
The complex will be supported by laboratories, breeding facilities, quarantine facilities. The complex will be seen as an environmentally sustainable project driven by solar power and having its own water purification system.
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It is anticipated that the following frogs will be on display subject to availability and licence restrictions with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service:
Common Tree frog – Litoria caerula (to 100mm)
White-lipped Treefrog – Litoria infrafrenata (to 140mm)
Orange-thighed Treefrog – Litoria zanthomera (to 60mm)
Orange-eyed Treefrog – Litoria chloris (to 60mm)
Graceful Treefrog – Litoria gracilenta (to 45mm)
Striped rocket Frog – Litoria nasuta (to 45mm)
Stoney Creek Frog – Litoria Lesueuri (to 45mm)
Little red Frog – Litoria rubella (to 40mm)
Northern laughing Frog – Litoria rothi (to 60mm)
Stream Dwelling Frogs
Green eyed Treefrog – Litoria genimaculata (rare) (45mm – 65mm)
Australian lace-lid – Nyctimstes dayi (endangered) (35mm – 55mm)
Waterfall Frog – Litoria nannotis (endangered) (47mm – 53mm)
Common Mist Frog – Litoria rheocola (endangered) (30mm – 35mm)
Northern Barred Frog – Mixophyes scherilli
Marbled Marshfrog – lumnodynates convexiusculus (to 55mm)
Ornate burrowing Frog – lymnodynates ornatus (to 45mm)
Scarlet-sided Pobblebonk – lymnodynastes terraereginae (to 74mm)
Green Striped Frog – cyclorama alboguttata (to 65mm)
Australian Woodfrog – rana daemeli (to 60mm)