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The Koala Beach Estate 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, the estate has been designed to minimise impacts on flora and fauna, and residents actively contribute to the ongoing management of its biodiversity values through a special environmental levy. This section of our Council website has been prepared by the Koala Beach Wildlife Habitat Management Committee as a guide to the the estate and its natural environment.

For a guide to local groups see Volunteer Environment Groups.

For information on the Koala Beach Special Rate see Charges Explained.

Natural Environment Planning and Management

This document has been prepared to guide the Koala Beach Wildlife and Habitat Management Committee by collating all ongoing management requirements from the separate species, habitat and environmental management plans and conditions of development consent. The original document was prepared in 2005 and has been updated as the Overall Management Guidelines for the Koala Beach Wildlife and Habitat Management Committee 2008.

Overall Management Guidelines (2008) (197kB PDF)



Habitat Restoration

Pest Species

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

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 dog or cats on the estate, 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

I would like to plant a tree on my nature strip?
If you would like some plants on your nature strip, a council officer will inspect the site and, if appropriate, Council will plant suitable species with the following issues in mind: growth of the tree; pedestrian access; vehicle vision; and services line (below or above ground). Phone 02 6670 2400 to lodge a customer work request.
Last Updated: 30 July 2018