Draft South East Queensland Koala Conservation Strategy

The Queensland Government has released the Draft South East Queensland Koala Conservation Strategy 2019–2024 (PDF, 5.8MB) for public consultation.

This draft Strategy has been developed in consultation with representatives from the conservation, building and development sectors, First Nations representatives, state and local government, through the Koala Advisory Council, to outline the actions needed to improve koala conservation.

With a focus on a coordinated and strategic approach to the delivery of habitat protection, restoration and threat mitigation actions, the proposed new approach will maximise the outcomes of investment, by taking action in areas where there is the highest likelihood of success for koala conservation.

The Queensland Government is planning to release a final Strategy in 2020, and is now inviting Queenslanders to have their say on the proposed actions. Please note you will need to register and confirm your email address before taking the survey. Consultation on the draft Strategy closes Friday 31 January 2020.

The Queensland Government has developed new Koala Habitat Mapping, which will support the draft Strategy. This mapping was developed to identify the best habitat for koalas, based on the combination of biophysical measures, suitable vegetation (for food and shelter) and koala occurrence records, and also includes locally refined areas which have been nominated for inclusion in several local government areas.

Public validation of the draft koala habitat mapping has now closed, and the map is being updated. The final map is intended to be released in 2020 to support the delivery of the final South East Queensland Koala Conservation Strategy. If the proposed regulatory reforms are introduced they will include a map amendment process which will allow land owners to apply to have koala habitat areas made, amended or revoked.

Public drop-in community information sessions will be held at:
Daisy Hill Koala Centre from 9am to 4pm

Saturday 4 January 2020

Wednesday 8 January 2020

Wednesday 15 January 2020

Beenleigh Events Centre from 9am to 5pm

Friday 10 January 2020

Saturday 11 January 2020

Venue 114, Bokarina from 9am to 5pm

Friday 17 January 2020

Saturday 18 January 2020

North Ipswich Reserve Corporate Centre from 9am to 5pm

Wednesday 22 January 2020

Thursday 23 January 2020

Aspley Hypermarket from 9am to 5pm

Monday 13 January 2020

Tuesday 14 January 2020

The Sanctuary Markets
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
from 4pm to 9pm

Friday 10 January 2020

Friday 24 January 2020

Morayfield Shopping Centre from 9am to 5.30pm

Monday 20 January 2020

Tuesday 21 January 2020