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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

The Tweed Coast Koala Plan of Management is being implemented by community, Council and the Tweed Koala Management Committee.

Some of the priority actions currently underway include:

  • Continue to work with landowners to create new koala habitat and improve existing habitat
  • Reassessment of koala activity throughout the Tweed Coast for the Tweed Coast Koala Study 2021
  • Continue planning and implementation of prescribed burns on Council bushland reserves to reduce the hazard of high intensity wildfire and to improve koala habitat
  • Support operation of the Tweed Coast Koala Research Hub
  • Establish new Koala Zones and wildlife protection infrastructure in priority locations
  • Continue to work with regional Council, State Government and community partners to coordinate recovery actions and strategic communications

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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