This population is under immense pressure from the expansion of the Gold Coast. With the huge Pimpama development the Queensland Government has set a shocking precedent – a first for Queensland - of removing koalas from development sites to other areas and we know this has bad outcomes for Koalas, with a 20% survival rate on average. Now they want to do it in other places. And guess what? Now you don’t have to find offsets or suitable habitat, “research” will do instead. How heartbreaking it must be for these researchers to gradually, inexorably watch the demise of “their” Koalas.
There were Koalas at Oxenford and Coombabah, but no sightings in the last five years. So, with the Pimpana Koalas gone, we may as well say that Koalas are practically extinct in yet another south east Queensland electorate. At least there are some at Dreamworld, a great AKF supporter over many years.