Additional funding announced: $2 million for koala project

An additional $2 million has been announced for a program to improve habitat resilience for South East Queensland’s koala populations. This additional funding builds on Healthy Land and Water’s Protecting Koalas project which is specifically focused on the Flinders Peak area.

The new funding will expand our koala protection efforts into the Lake Manchester, North Pine and Grandchester areas. We will be working closely with private landholders and Seqwater to roll out the on-ground actions.

The work will start with our project team undertaking surveys to develop landholder agreements, including habitat condition surveys which will provide baseline data to inform the scope of work.

Project activities will involve weed control, developing fire management infrastructure such as fire breaks, removing fencing that inhibits koala movements across the landscape and installing exclusion fencing to protect key habitat from damage from ingress by cattle and other animals. These activities will be delivered over an area of 300 hectares.

A series of community fire and property management awareness workshops will also be delivered as part of the program – keep an eye on our website and social media for more information.

If you would like to be involved in this project, please contact us at info@hlw.org.au.

This project is being delivered in partnership with Seqwater, landholders in the Land for Wildlife program around Grandchester and landholders in the Flinders Peak area.

 

This project is supported by the Australian Government’s Bushfire recovery package for wildlife and their habitat.

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