Koala Woman Says
This area was first settled in the 1850s. The fur trade probably decimated koalas in this region but little historical data is available. Urbanisation began in earnest in the 1950s and now of course this is outer-city Melbourne with less than 1% of original habitat remaining. No Koalas have been reported since 1965.
Member for Chisholm
Will she Act or Axe?
Estimated AKF Koala Population: Extinct
Estimated Koala Habitat left: 0.8%
Estimated Federal Government Population: No data. No opinion.
The Victorian Government opposed the protection of the koala and there is no Federal protective legislation in place.