Koala Woman Says
This electorate has the highest density of Koalas on the South Australian mainland and includes the Eden Hills where there are some natural eucalypt woodlands, and Belair National Park proclaimed in 1891. Other hilly areas have certain development controls to preserve scenic amenity. Why not increase scenic amenity by planting Koala food trees in these areas, improving habitat quality and maintaining habitat connectivity?
There are lots of Koalas in the Hills section of this electorate but there is also an incredibly high mortality rate from vehicle strike, dog attack and disease. What’s going on here? Is there enough street lighting for instance? Are dogs restrained at night?
Member for Boothby
Will she Act or Axe?
Estimated AKF Koala Population: 1000-3300
Estimated Koala Habitat left: 19.3%
Estimated Federal Government Population: 1020
The South Australian Government opposed the protection of the koala and there is no Federal protective legislation in place.