Koalas on private land

The committee recommended that the government provide additional funding and support to community groups, so that they can plant trees and regenerate bushland along koala and wildlife corridors and explore mechanisms to protect these corridors in-perpetuity. It also recommended that the government urgently investigate the utilisation of core koala habitat on private land and in State forests to replenish koala habitat lost in the bushfires.

The committee recommended that the Government increase incentives available to private landholders under the Conservation Partners Program and work with willing landholders to identify koala habitat that is of outstanding biodiversity value in order for more koala habitat on private land being protected.