Koala Woman Says


Koalas in this electorate are concentrated along the Georges River at Airds and Ruse on the fringes of Campbelltown and at Kentlyn and the Wedderburn Plateau. This population appears to be reasonably stable but will need great diligence from the community to prevent rezoning and unsustainable development.

Protection of these Koalas is essential for their long term survival in this electorate. Campbelltown City Council is one of few Councils in NSW with a prescribed list of Koala food trees and provides a good example how similar provisions in the Koala Protection Act will apply. Minto Heights has very strong zoning laws with two hectare minimum lot sizes and if the residents can keep their dogs in check Koalas should be able to coexist with people into the long term.

Minto Heights is now in this electorate where there are also a few Koalas. So whoever is the MP for Macarthur has Federal responsibility to advocate for this distinct Koala population.

Member for Macarthur

Dr Mike Freelander MP
Australian Labor Party
[email protected]
P.O. BOX 88 Campbelltown NSW 2560

Will he Act or Axe?

Koala Numbers

Estimated AKF Koala Population: 225-330

Estimated Koala Habitat left: 44.9%

Estimated Federal Government Population: No data. No opinion.

Listed as vulnerable to extinction under the EPBC Act (May 2012)