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The Koala Population in South East Queensland
Cabinet considered a submission regarding the koala population in South East Queensland.
The Nature Conservation (Koala) Conservation Plan 2006 and Management Program 2006-2016, known as the ‘Koala Plan’, commenced on 2 October 2006 to protect the koala throughout its range in Queensland and to stop the decline and recover the South East Queensland population. However, recent studies indicate that
2008 Koala Coast Survey Report and response
A survey conducted in late 2008 by the Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) of the koala population in the Koala Coast has revealed a 51% overall decline in the Koala Coast koala population since the last DERM koala survey in 2005-2006.
In contrast with the 2005-2006 survey results, koalas in bushland have fared worst with the populations declining 59% compared with a 30% redu
Amendment to the Acquisition of Land Act 1967
The amendments to the Acquisition of Land Act 1967 allow for the compulsory acquisition of land outside the urban footprint in the local government areas of Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, Brisbane, Ipswich, Redlands, Logan and Gold Coast for the purposes of conserving koalas.
The main reason for this amendment is to acquire non-urban land where it has not been possible to negotiate voluntary purcha
Implementing the Koala Response Strategy
In December 2008 Cabinet endorsed the Koala Response Strategy which commits the Queensland Government to ensuring a net gain in koala habitat in south east Queensland by 2020 and to implement a range of further measures to reverse declines in koala populations in the region.
In July 2009 the new SEQ Regional Plan identified 14 koala populations and committed the Queensland Government to ensure the
Implementing the Koala Response Strategy - Finalising the Koala State Planning Instruments
In December 2009, the Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability and the Minister for Infrastructure and Planning released a draft State Planning Policy (SPP) and State Planning Regulatory Provision (SPRP) for consultation that were aimed at delivering koala conservation outcomes through the planning and development system.
All submissions received during the public consultation period were co
Draft South East Queensland Koala Conservation Strategy 2019-2024
In May 2018, the Queensland Government released its response to the Koala Expert Panel’s (the Panel) report Queensland Koala Expert Panel: A new direction for the conservation of koalas in Queensland.
The Panel’s report detailed six key recommendations and a number of supporting recommendations on the most appropriate and realistic actions to address the decline of koala populations in South East
South East Queensland Koala Conservation Strategy 2020-2025
The Queensland Government released the Draft South East Queensland Koala Conservation Strategy 2019-2024 (draft Strategy) for public consultation in December 2019 to January 2020.
The South East Queensland Koala Conservation Strategy 2020-2025 (Strategy) builds on the draft Strategy for the Queensland Government to implement the Koala Expert Panel’s recommendations in full. This includes detailed