Koala Beach estate
About Koala Beach
Koala Beach is a residential development located between Pottsville and Hastings Point on the Tweed Coast.
The development includes 270 ha of bushland reserved for nature conservation, and is home to at least 24 threatened species and ecological communities.
Koala Beach was designed to ensure wildlife and habitats within and around the estate continued 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 - Koala Beach maps and zones(PDF, 893KB)
- 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
For a guide to local groups see Volunteer environment groups
For information on the Koala Beach Special Rate see charges explained.
Koala Beach Wildlife and Habitat Management Committee
The purpose of this committee is to provide input to management of the unique environmental values of the estate. The management of these values is guided by wildlife and habitat management plans which are updated periodically.
The committee's role is to provide advice and recommendations to management on:
- Wildlife and Habitat Management plans and reports affecting Koala Beach Estate.
- Managing and mitigating threats to native wildlife arising from the residential areas (built environment) of the Koala Beach Estate.
- Community engagement activities as they relate to the wildlife and habitat of Koala Beach Estate.
- Allocation of the Koala Beach Estate Special Rate.
The community members on the committee are ratepayers or residents of the Koala Beach Estate selected through a formal expression of interest. See the terms of refence and minutes of previous meetings below.
Terms of reference(PDF, 131KB)
Minutes of meetings
- 21 June 2023(PDF, 140KB)
- 12 April 2023(PDF, 204KB)
- 29 June 2022(PDF, 214KB)
- 23 March 2022(PDF, 232KB)
- 7 October 2021(PDF, 233KB)
- 4 August 2021(PDF, 611KB)
- 2 June 2021(PDF, 220KB)
- 7 April 2021(PDF, 631KB)
- 4 November 2020(PDF, 553KB)
- 29 September 2020(PDF, 308KB)
- Customer Service: 02 6670 2400 for reporting dogs or cats on the estate and general service requests
- Bushland and bushfire management: Bushland Officer
- Flora and fauna management: Biodiversity Projects and Planning Officer
- Parks and gardens: Manager Parks and Active Communities
Frequently asked questions
Can I hire animal traps for invasive or pest animals?
Council are not currently hiring out any animal traps. Please contact us on 02 6670 2400 for further information.
Can I have a tree planted 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, or email your request to: email@example.com