Incentives to Protect Koala Habitat

The committee recommends 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. 

The committee recommends 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.

Recognising that koala habitat on private land continues to be cleared under weakened laws, the committee recommends the Government reinstate legal thresholds so that native vegetation of high conservation value on private land is protected. Further, the Government must review the impact on koala habitat of the application of regulated land and self-assessment frameworks under the existing land clearing laws.