Burns Beach residents in the northern part of the PEET development area have experienced severe invasions of Portuguese Millipedes. This became much more than a nuisance and adversely affected heir quality of life. The Millipedes were entering the residential area from the neighbouring bushland. The millipedes are attracted by lights and activity is highest during wet weather. BBRA has lobbied CoJ and WA State Government.
In late-2017 WA Planning Commission (WAPC) completed the installation of a Portuguese Millipede barrier on the boundary between Burleigh Drive and the bushland reserve.
PEET has advised BBRA that WAPC will extend the barrier to cover the Northern Residential Precinct in due course, once the construction works on the northern boundary are completed.