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Do you have suggestions regarding projects for koala habitat improvements?

about 4 years ago
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  • RosieG 5 months ago
    Housing Strategy and building regulations need to incorporate regulations for conservation of koalas . Eg see Tweed Shires regulations for Koala Beach Estate:Koala Beach is a residential development located between Pottsville and Hastings Point on the Tweed Coast in north eastern NSW. The development includes over 270 ha of bushland reserved for nature conservation and is home to at least 24 threatened species and ecological communities.From the outset, Koala Beach was designed to ensure that wildlife and habitats within and around the estate continued to persist into the future, alongside the residential development. The original and ongoing principles that support the success of this goal include:Prohibition of dogs and cats40km/h speed limit throughout the estate allows for safer passage of wildlife across roadsKoala food and home range trees protected and planted in backyards and on roadsides encourage koalas to continue living and moving around the estateOngoing funding for threatened species and habitat management and monitoring programs through the Special RateSufficient clearance between property fences and ground level to allow safe fauna movement through backyardshttps://www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/KoalaBeach
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  • IanR about 4 years ago
    Recently, folks from council came to talk at the Tilligerry habitat and said how difficult it was to both maintain the existing treescape and find places to plant the trees for koala corridors. How about promoting a call for people that live in areas inhabited by koalas that are willing to plant koala trees: either on their own property or, perhaps more importantly, keep a watching brief over trees that they would like planted in adjacent nature strips etc to where they live. Perhaps this might provide places almost immediately where koala trees can be situated and also help curb the vandalism of the treescapes in some residents selfish desire for water views etc. Council could then help the "tree custodians" by discussing with them and planting in these areas. Council might then have some idea that the trees would be looked after.
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    • Jen Forester about 3 years ago
      Great idea! One of our neighbours has already planted out their front yard with koala food trees. We are on a koala corridor next to Mambo wetlands.
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      • Donna H almost 2 years ago
        Hello,Are you still in the same area and interested in creating the corridor plantation for our wildlife before its too late?Please contact me if you are :)Thanks :)
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        • Jen Forester almost 2 years ago
          Yes. I am already caring for 8 trees that the council planted along our park. I mulched them and water them. Two other ladies who live in our street water them too.
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          • Donna H almost 2 years ago
            Hello,Thanks for your reply. That's great news about the tree's, wonderful to hear!Also relieved that the council are involved.I am currently working on the driver awareness of Koalas in Port Stephens, and the wildlife corridors are a big problem due it's fraction from road and development.Would you mind if I sent you a survey about driving in Port Stephens?Thanks againDonna
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    • Donna H almost 2 years ago
      Hello Ian,I know this post is from 2 years ago but I hope that you are still interested in the comments that you made? I have been a volunteer koala rescuer and carer for Port Stephens koalas for the past 10 years. I am now studying zoology, majoring in koalas. My next assessment is to address the local community of the perils that our wild koalas face every day. I have decided to concentrate on wildlife corridors in our area as the current situation is not working in any way. It needs to be addressed asap and your comments are what I have been waiting for!!I hope to hear back from you or anyone else that is interested in the community becoming more proactive in this area and not relying on the local council. I am more than happy to commence straight away :)
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  • fen about 3 years ago
    hi there just wondering what this new koala hospital at one mile means to all the land owners along the north facing ridge in anna bay that runs from the back of one mile does this mean that you just devalued there land and totally taken the rights for them to maybe develop the land in the future.looking forward if this is the case I see the land being purchased cheaply by greedy developers and then cut up into tiny housing lots which will not be good for all animals but in a positive light I think we should look at the opportunity to talk to the landowners and talk about maybe subdividing some of there land into 1 and 2 acre lots in which there must be a small amount of native trees planted on them lots for the animals so as to create a animal friendly area otherwise the greedy developers will just knock everything over take the fine on the chin and then build houses on small blocks without any trees
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