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Tweed Shire Council will today vote on its planners’ proposal on the Kings Forest development.

Team Koala president Jenny Hayes has called on councillors to endorse the proposal, which would see dogs banned from the new residential ‘mini city’.

Ms Hayes said everything possible needs to be done to support the remaining koala colonies.

‘There are only three colonies left on the Tweed Valley. Having grown up here since I was a little girl playing spot the koala with my father over the Burringbar Range because they were everywhere… to 40 years on [their] being on the brink of extinction – this is extremely heartbreaking.

Last year, of 200 koalas cared for at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, 40 had been victims of dog attacks.


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