In addition to the $4 million investment for koalas under the Saving our Species program, $1 million has been committed to helping local communities develop on-ground conservation initiatives.
Supporting local communities
Between August 2018 and February 2019, we held 13 community workshops across the State, bringing together government agencies, community groups, councils and koala experts to identify local priorities for koala conservation.
Participants shared their local experience and ideas for action. We scoped potential priority actions during each workshop. Following this process, we are funding local actions under the NSW Koala Strategy and the Saving our Species program.
We continue to work with project partners to scope priority actions raised during the workshops. If you have any new recommendations for priority local actions to support koalas in your area, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org