Koala Woman Says
This electorate appeared to be doing a bit better than the adjoining northern electorate of Fairfax, but sightings have halved in the last five years. It includes the Glasshouse Mountains and Maleny and stretches west to Conondale. The valleys have been cleared for farming, and the remaining vegetation Koalas can’t use because it is rainforest. Koala populations are therefore in small scattered groups, with a concentration between Palmwoods and Maleny. Interestingly there are few records east of the Bruce Highway (e.g. Caloundra) but much good habitat was replaced by pine plantations many years ago and the rest is under threat from development.
Member for Fisher
The Hon Andrew Wallace MP
Liberal National Party of Queensland
Andrew.Wallace.MP@aph.gov.au PO Box 1224 Buddina
Will he Act or Axe?
Estimated AKF Koala Population: 150-200
Estimated Koala Habitat left: 37.2%
Estimated Federal Government Population: No data. No opinion.
Listed as endangered under the EPBC Act (Feb 2022)