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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.

Investing in the future of Pottsville's koalas

The Pottsville Wetland is one of the Tweed Coast’s treasures. At just under 300 hectares, this important Council bushland reserve sits to the west of Pottsville Waters and Black Rocks residential estates and acts like a giant sponge for both Cudgera and Mooball Creeks. It also provides essential koala habitat, critical for the future survival of the Endangered Tweed Coast koala population.

Watch this video to find out how the community and Council have worked together to restore and conserve this special place and its unique biodiversity.

Tweed Coast Koala Plan of Management

Council is currently implementing the priority actions of the Tweed Coast Koala Plan of Management (see below).

Some of the priority actions underway during 2018 include:

  • Reassessment of koala activity throughout the Tweed Coast to enable comparison with surveys in 2015 and 2011
  • Additional promotion of the koala sightings database through print, radio and social media
  • Continue to work with landowners to create new koala habitat and improve existing habitat
  • Continue working on the potential location for a soft release site, holding facility and koala food tree plantation
  • Work with our regional partners to improve awareness and communication about koala issues
  • Seek external funding to support and increase recovery actions
  • Continue planning and implementation of prescribed burns on council bushland reserves to reduce the hazard of high intensity wildfire and to impove koala habitat
  • Declare 3 bushland reserves as WIldlife Protection Areas under the Companion Animals Act
  • Finalise Tweed Coast environmental zones and the Biodiversity and Habitat Management Development Control Plan

To see what was achieved during the third year, view the Tweed Coast Koala Plan of Management Year 3 Annual Report (656kB PDF).

Please click on the headings below to view more information...

Tweed Coast Koala Study 2018
How do I get involved?
Fire and koalas
Tweed Byron Koala Connections Forum 2016
Tweed Coast Koala Study 2015
Tweed Coast Comprehensive Koala Plan of Management
Tweed Byron Koala Connections
Tweed Coast Koala Habitat Study 2011
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