Category: Koalas

Changes to KPoM for Kings Forest Approved

The Independent Planning Commission has approved changes to the koala management plan for a 4500-lot residential development on the state’s far north coast. Property 28 Pty Ltd has sought to implement a new Koala Plan of Management (KPoM) and amend…

Kings Forest Koalas – submissions due 19 March

Final Opportunity for the Community to have a say in the Koala Plan of Management regarding our Endangered Tweed Coast Koalas in Kings Forest. Here is a letter developed by Team Koala that can be completed by interested supporters and most importantly personalised…

Towards Zero Deforestation Report

The top 20 tree deforestation hotspots in NSW have been revealed in a report by the NSW Nature Conservation Council, WWF-Australia, The Wilderness Society and National Parks Association of NSW. The report found that 17 of the state’s 20 deforestation hotspots also contain koala habitat…

New legal challenge to land clearing code

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW, represented by the Environmental Defenders Office NSW, has again commenced Court proceedings to challenge the validity of the Land Management (Native Vegetation) Code 2018, on the basis of documents received under freedom of information…

Independent Review of RFA’s released

The report of the independent reviewer on the Regional Forest Agreements has been tabled in Federal Parliament. A copy of the report can be found at this link. The Federal Government has also released a holding statement on the review and…

Extension of Regional Forestry Agreements

Another important submission is due on RFAs.  The 23 February submission date pertained to the 10 and 15 year review.  Another is needed for the proposed extension of RFAs. Overview from the NSW Government   NPA submission guide Info from NPA website –…

Koala workshop Sat 17 March

Friends of the Koala is calling for Tweed Shire locals to become Koala Watchers, and will be holding a free workshop on Saturday 17th March 9.30am-12.30pm at the Murwillumbah Civic and Cultural Centre, Canvas and Kettle Room , 10-14 Tumbulgum Road, Murwillumbah. Susannah Keogh,…

Final Draft Rural Land Strategy presentation

There will be a drop-in session at Murwillumbah Civic Centre’s Canvas and Kettle Room, Thursday February 1 from 7pm to 8:30pm.  The session will cover the more than 140 proposed actions in the Draft Strategy which will shape the future of…

North Coast Koala Survey

This survey is part of a research project to identify where you see koalas in the North Coast region and to learn your preferences for future koala management and conservation.  Take the survey at www.northcoastkoala.net

Koala Mapping and Sighting Records

Tweed Shire Council interactive koala habitat restoration mapping is now live! Links to the mapping and to report a sighting can be found on Councils website  http://www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/Koalas You can assist by sending in your sighting including a photo if taken.…

Protecting our paddock trees

Paddock trees are big, old, majestic native trees that often stand alone like sentinels from another time. They graciously provide shelter for stock, nectar for honeybees, hollows for nesting, and places of rest and safety for weary wildlife. Studies have…

Kings Forest – proposed modification 

The modification request seeks approval to: Implement a revised Koala Plan of Management (KPOM) which includes changes to the location and quantity of koala habitat offsets within the site; Remove the requirement to plant koala food trees on a 27hectare parcel of land within the Cudgen Nature Reserve; Revise the ‘commencement of works’ definition to provide consistency with the approval issued under sections 130 and 133 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Approval 2012/6328); Revise the locations of the koala fencing and fauna underpasses, and amend the timing for the construction of this infrastructure; Remove the requirement to provide traffic calming devices to manage potential koala movements across the site; and Remove references to the KPOM dated August 2012 and insert references to the revised KPOM. Tweed Valley Weekly 29 June 2017 The modifications explained. NSW Planning: details of the proposal and where to make a submission. Submissions open til 18 August 2017

Koala Awareness Walk Sun 23 July

10am meet at Lions Park (in front of Bowls Club), southern end Marine Parade, Kingscliff.  To raise awareness of the plight of the endangered Tweed Coast Koalas.  For more information contact facebook.com/teamkoalatweed