Redlands Koala Policy and Strategy
The Redlands Koala Policy and Implementation Strategy 2008 [PDF 887KB] was adopted at Council’s General Meeting in January 2008.
Read minutes of General Meeting 30 January 2008
The implementation plan, which spells out the actions needed to deliver the policy and strategy, received strong support from community members and other key stakeholders who made a submission during a month-long period of public engagement over November and December 2007.
The public engagement followed the 2007 Koala Summit, where a wide range of stakeholders met to grapple with the difficult issue of future koala survival.
The implementation plan aims to take immediate action to recover the existing population to more than 5,000 in the Koala Coast area by 2014.
At a glance
Read the Redlands Koala Policy and Implementation Strategy 2008 [PDF 887KB]
Read POL-3069 Redlands Koala Policy (2008) [PDF 29KB]
Koala Habitat Review and Mapping [PDF 20.4MB]
There are 2,939 koalas in the Redlands, making it home to the largest urban koala population in Australia. The Redlands comprises the largest part of the Koala Coast area, which also includes small parts of Brisbane and Logan Cities. The area is designated by the state government as key koala habitat, with the present koala estimate at 4,611.
Since 1999, koala numbers have dropped 27 per cent in the Redlands and 26 per cent in the Koala Coast, with potential extinction throughout the area in under 20 years without a recovery plan for the species.
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