Have your say on the NSW Koala Strategy

The NSW Government wants the community to help shape the development of the NSW Koala Strategy and invites people to attend community information sessions.

Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)

NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton said sessions will be held in Lismore, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Port Stephens, Bega, Gunnedah and Campbelltown throughout February.

"These sessions provide an opportunity for people to share their knowledge about our local koala population and provide feedback on how to address declining koala numbers," Ms Upton said.

"The NSW Government is committed to coordinating efforts to stabilise and ultimately increase the numbers of this iconic species.

"There are approximately 36,000 koalas left in NSW and the population will continue to decline without decisive action.

"That's why we want to hear from as many people as possible.

The draft Saving our Species Iconic Koala Project is also on public exhibition at the information sessions. Feedback is welcome on this project that supports on-ground works such as restoring habitat and food trees, fire planning and management.

If you cannot attend the information sessions, visit NSW Koala Strategy website for details on how to make a submission and/or join an online, interactive information session throughout February.

Community information sessions (dates and venues):
  • Lismore – Tuesday 7 February, 4:30pm at the Gordon Pavilion Function Centre
  • Coffs Harbour – Wednesday 8 February, 4:30pm at the Coffs Harbour Community Village Cavanbah Centre
  • Port Macquarie – Thursday 9 February, 4:30pm at the Port Macquarie Historic Courthouse
  • Port Stephens – Monday 13 February, 4:30pm at the Shoal Bay Holiday Park Conference Centre
  • Bega – Tuesday 14 February, 4:30pm at the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre
  • Gunnedah – Thursday 16 February, 4:30pm at the Gunnedah Cultural Precinct
  • Campbelltown – Monday 20 February, 4:30pm at the Greg Percival Community Centre