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Koala Beach is a residential development located between Pottsville and Hastings Point on the Tweed Coast in north eastern NSW. The development includes over 270 ha of bushland reserved for nature conservation and is home to at least 24 threatened species and ecological communities.

From the outset, Koala Beach was designed to ensure that wildlife and habitats within and around the estate continued to persist into the future, alongside the residential development. The original and ongoing principles that support the success of this goal include:

  • Prohibition of dogs and cats
  • 40km/h speed limit throughout the estate allows for safer passage of wildlife across roads
  • Koala food and home range trees protected and planted in backyards and on roadsides encourage koalas to continue living and moving around the estate
  • Ongoing funding for threatened species and habitat management and monitoring programs through the Special Rate
  • Sufficient clearance between property fences and ground level to allow safe fauna movement through backyards


Common Blossom Bat

Glossy Black-Cockatoo

Coatal Planigale


Artificial hollows

Bush Stone-curlew


Habitat restoration

Pest species

Download our Native Flora for Planting at Koala Beach (86kB PDF) document.

For a guide to local groups visit our Volunteer Environment Groups page.

For information on the Koala Beach Special Rate visit our Charges Explained page.

Management committee

A Koala Beach Koala Management Committee was established in accordance with the original Koala Beach Koala Management Plan (prepared in 1994). This Committee was re-named in 2003 to the Koala Beach Wildlife and Habitat Management Committee to reflect its expanded role. The major ongoing function of the Committee is to ensure implementation of the actions in the Overall Management Guidelines for the Koala Beach Wildlife and Habitat Management Committee.

The Committee meets quarterly, and is responsible for reviewing all listed actions to ensure compliance and identifying tasks to be undertaken prior to the following meeting. These actions relate to threatened flora and fauna management and monitoring, pest species management, bushland restoration and community education. The Committee is to remain in perpetuity, with participation actively sought amongst residents of the Koala Beach Estate.

Management committee contacts

Committee Chair

Marama Hopkins – Biodiversity Projects Officer, Tweed Shire Council

Council Contacts

  • Customer Service: (02) 6670 2400 (or 1800 818 326 after hours) for reporting dogs or cats on the estate. For speeding or other breaches of conduct, please call Customer Service
  • Bushland, Flora and Fauna Management: Bushland Officer, Tweed Shire Council
  • Parks and Gardens: Manager Recreation Services, Tweed Shire Council

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I hire animal traps for invasive or pest animals?

Can I have a tree planted on my nature strip?

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