Tweed Coast Koala Advisory Committee

The committee aims to ensure broad community representation and inter-agency involvement in the implementation of the Tweed Coast Koala Plan of Management (KPOM).

The Committee's role is to:

  • Reflect and consider community interests within the context of the aims of the KPOM, legislative and financial constraints.
  • Provide strategic advice to Council in relation to implementation of the annual KPOM works program.
  • Cultivate community and stakeholder awareness, linkages and improvement in land management practices in accordance with the aims of the KPOM.
  • Contribute to review of the KPOM in accordance with relevant provisions.

Terms of reference(PDF, 217KB)


Committee members

  • Rhonda James
  • Irene Timms
  • Jenny Hayes
  • Lorraine Vass

Council involvement

  • Cr Meredith Dennis
  • Cr Nola Firth - Alternate
  • Scott Benitez Hetherington (Senior Program Leader Biodiversity)
  • Marama Hopkins (Biodiversity Planning and Projects Officer)
  • Joanne Green (Project Officer Biodiversity)


The committee meets at least quarterly.