Koala Woman Says


This electorate includes some of the Adelaide Hills at Teatree Gully but is mostly residential development from Gepps Cross to Greenwith, beyond that is a mainly rural area with an occasional patchwork of fragmented woodland. There are not many Koalas in this electorate. There are proportionately many more sightings in the suburbs, why might this be? You might say “because there are more people to do the reporting”. Nature is rarely that simple. Is it because the soils are better and the trees have more access to water? That’s possible too.


Member for Makin

Mr Tony Zappia MP
Australian Labor Party
[email protected]
PO Box 775 Modbury
SA 5092

Will he Act or Axe?

Koala Numbers

Estimated AKF Koala Population: 100-150

Estimated Koala Habitat left: 7.2%

Estimated Federal Government Population: No data. No opinion.

The South Australian Government opposed the protection of the koala and there is no Federal protective legislation in place.