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June 15, 2024

Koala strategy

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Mr Pugh’s comments on the NSW Koala Strategy indicate that it should be more correctly named the NSW Koala Extinction Strategy, for the reasons outlined in The Echo’s 13 April article.

I am not sure why local government councils have baulked at developing their own koala-protection strategies, unless they are expressly prevented by NSW state government legislation. My understanding is that as long as a policy document is accurately prepared as set out in the Local Government Act, supported by sensible investigations and recognised consultants’ reports, advertised, and comments sought and considered, then it should be a legally binding document. Unless, of course, councils do not want to antagonise the developer lobby.

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  1. Yeah it’s a Rort .. Trees n birds n beasties all suffer because of the rort. And people suffer as well. All those bits of paper having to get stamped and then they ignore the science and wipe it out . ……………………….. Would be interesting to track exactly where those trees end up. I bet it’s not local .

  2. I agree we need a big Koala population as fast as possible.
    With this global food crisis that’s developing, Tree Rats are a good slow moving source of protein that self-tenderise on contact with the ground.


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