Conserving Koalas in the Wollondilly and Campbelltown Local Government Areas

This report identifies high-quality and core koala habitat, koala movement corridors, and koala roadkill hotspots in the Wollondilly and Campbelltown Local Government Areas to inform management decisions related to future development.

10 October 2019
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
  • ISBN 978-1-922317-36-0
  • ID EES20190537
  • File PDF 6.2MB
  • Pages 51
  • Name conserving-koalas-wollondilly-campbelltown-local-government-areas-190573.pdf

The NSW Government is funding koala research and on-ground management actions under the Saving our Species conservation program, and the Wollondilly Koala Conservation Project is part this program. This project is collecting new information on koala distribution, abundance, movement, and habitat usage within the Wollondilly Local Government Area. Work began in March 2016 and data collection and analyses are ongoing. 

The Wollondilly and adjacent Campbelltown areas are earmarked for development as part of the Wilton and Greater Macarthur Growth Areas. This document has been prepared to inform government and non-government stakeholders of priority areas for koala conservation, and key actions required to avoid and minimise impacts and threats from these new developments. This information is essential to ensure that future urban growth does not compromise the viability of the koalas in the area, and the wider regional koala population extending from Campbelltown through Wollondilly to Wingecarribee.