Koala Woman Says
This electorate covers the Blue Mountains and wilderness areas to the north, about 80% of the bush in this electorate was burnt in the summer of 2019 – 2020, and would have wiped out Koalas at Bilpin and elsewhere. Koalas in this electorate are mostly found in the lower Blue Mountains at Kurrajong Heights with a couple of sightings also at Lawson so these Koalas were mostly lucky and survived. This electorate is a rugged wilderness with poor-quality Koala habitat so of course any sightings are made on gentler slopes with better soils, where development has already occurred.
Member for Macquarie
The Hon Susan Templeman MP
Australian Labor Party
PO Box 855 Windsor
Will she Act or Axe?
Estimated AKF Koala Population: 100-200
Estimated Koala Habitat left: 87.2%
Estimated Federal Government Population: No data. No opinion.
Listed as endangered under the EPBC Act (Feb 2022)