Tweed Shire Council is actively involved in koala and koala habitat conservation initiatives. Through successful community and stakeholder partnerships, Council is implementing programs that aim to protect koalas and improve their habitat.
Council is currently implementing the priority actions of the Tweed Coast Koala Plan of Management (see below).
Some of the actions underway this year include:
- Planting of more koala habitat in priority locations
- Improving more existing koala habitat by treating weeds
- Continuing to work with community groups on planting and education projects
- Continued monitoring of existing koala roads and establishment of new measures
- Working with the Rural Fire Service to reduce the risk of wildfire to koalas and their habitat
- Reducing dog attacks by identifying high risk areas, community education and wild dog management
- Investigating options for a new koala feed tree plantation for koalas in care
- Collaborative research projects with universities and other partners. Current projects include the use of drones for koala surveys, stress levels in wild koala populations and the development of a regional koala conservation strategy
- Establishing the Tweed Coast Koala Management Committee to assist with implementation of the plan
To see what was achieved during the first year, view the Tweed Coast Koala Plan of Management Year 1 Annual Report Summary (738kB PDF)
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