Koala Woman Says
People in this electorate (which includes Toowoomba and Oakey) would be shocked to think these few remaining koalas can survive when 85% of the habitat is already gone. Populations around Oakey are declining, but seem to be stable around Toowoomba.. Is it possible to increase the population? Probably, if strategic tree planting was implemented using our Koala Habitat Atlas. The town of Meringandan just north of Toowoomba seems to be the hotspot in this electorate, there are Koalas here making use of the patches of bush around the Cooby Dam. This habitat is highly fragmented so cars and dogs take their toll here too.
Member for Groom
The Hon John McVeigh MP
Liberal National Party of Queensland
PO Box 777 Toowoomba
Will he Act or Axe?
Estimated AKF Koala Population: 150-250
Estimated Koala Habitat left: 21.1%
Estimated Federal Government Population: No data. No opinion.
Listed as vulnerable to extinction under the EPBC Act (May 2012)