Success in Koalatown's first year

Success: Campbelltown councillors are thrilled with the positive effect the Koalatown initiative is having locally. Picture: Shutterstock
Success: Campbelltown councillors are thrilled with the positive effect the Koalatown initiative is having locally. Picture: Shutterstock

Campbelltown Council is celebrating the success of its Koalatown program more than a year after its 2020 launch.

Councillors praised the campaign, which is designed to raise awareness of the native species and work together with community members and experts to protect the local colony, at the most recent council meeting.

Councillor Karen Hunt said the council's Koala Plan of Management was a "pinnacle document to guide us in the protection of a valuable icon of this country", and noted the LGA had seen an "upward swing of the koala population": "I am confident Campbelltown's koalas will go on from strength to strength and no child of the future will miss out on the excitement of seeing them in their natural habitat in our great city".

Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic thanked council staff for their Koalatown efforts in the past year and their adaptability to ensure the program's success.

The council's Koalatown anniversary report highlight a number of successes, including: more than 700 information packs sent to residents; five community events delivered to more than 400 residents; an almost three per cent increase in koala occupancy; 21,250 koala habitat trees planted; 40 hectares of habitat restored; and seven Bushcare volunteer groups supported.

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