Koala Woman Says
Something happened in this electorate 20 years ago, prior to this date there were 760 recorded sightings, since then there have been 70 records. There are a few Koalas at Mount Gravatt, however the Pacific Motorway runs right through their habitat. There are still a few left in Capalaba and Wynnum West. This electorate is in the Brisbane City Council area, they are not known for encouraging Koala-friendly development: if you want to knock down Koala food trees, (even where there are Koalas) you just plant some more somewhere else, and it doesn’t matter if there are no Koalas there! And, because most developments are less than two hectares, they don’t need a Referral under the EPBC Act.
This koala population is on the way to extinction.
Member for Bonner
Will he Act or Axe?
Estimated AKF Koala Population: 130 - 200
Estimated Koala Habitat left: 53.1%
Estimated Federal Government Population: 5,000 - 13,000
Listed as vulnerable to extinction under the EPBC Act (May 2012)