Lismore’s Friends of the Koala says it’s not too late to prevent koalas going extinct in the wild on the North Coast – but our window of opportunity is rapidly closing.
An open day at the Kings Forest development site in Tweed Shire this Monday, June 11 will be considering the possible relocation of the new Tweed Valley Hospital site to this location.
Round Mountain property owner Phil Weinthal believes the success of his involvement in a local koala tree-planting program will not be limited to the return of the beloved marsupials.
Tweed Shire Council has found unauthorised clearing in the Environmental Protection Zone in Limpinwood by landowner, Hewittville Holdings.
Limpinwood residents have been raising concerns regarding the logging that has commenced on over 800 acres of highly significant native forest that is affecting koalas. The land is owned by Hewittville Holdings and is believed to be part of a... Read More →
Lynette Dickinson, Pottsville If Labor’s Justine Elliott and Reece Byrnes are genuinely concerned about the welfare of our endangered Tweed Coast koalas, why did they ignore the advice of the koala specialist Dr Steve Phillips who reported to the Environmental... Read More →
The NSW Greens have called for bipartisan support to relocate the controversial sports field at Black Rocks in Pottsville in order to protect the Tweed Coast's dwindling koala population.
Save the koalas and find an alternative site for Pottsville's men shed? Join in the local concert aimed at raising awareness of the koala and men's shed needs this weekend at Pottsville beach from 10am.
Dave Norris, president, Threatened Species Conservation Society Inc Dear P&DMS members and convoy co-organiser, We note that P&DMS and others have organised a convoy on 26/2/2017, terminating at the Black Rocks sports field where celebrations will be held. The Threatened Species... Read More →
David Norris, Pottsville. I wish to respond to Ms Lorraine Vass’ recent letter. Contrary to her experience, many koala experts claim that koalas are vulnerable to stress-related disease as a result of human-related disturbance. A paper by Dr Steve Phillips... Read More →
Lorraine Vass, president, Friends of the Koala, Inc. I am troubled at reading some of the letters and articles in the Tweed and regional press in regard to the location of the men’s shed at Black Rocks. Whilst I appreciate that... Read More →
Four years after it was first established, and tasked with rescuing the dwindling coastal koala population through the restoration of habitat, the Tweed-Byron Koala Connections project has been wound up.
Menkit Prince, Uki. Locals walking in the Black Rocks sports field came across a very strange sight recently: dozens of teddy bears tied to trees near where the Pottsville & District Men’s Shed is proposed to be built.
Tweed Shire Council is testing a new tool for protecting its vulnerable koala populations – drones equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) and backed by powerful statistical analysis.
David Norris, Pottsville There are three Tweed councillors who I believe are not worthy of your readers’ vote at the next council election. Namely Crs Longland, Polglase and Byrne, who along with Cr Youngblutt refused to second Mayor Katie Milne’s... Read More →
Joshua Fergusson, Pottsville. As a local resident I can personally confirm that David Norris is the voice for a majority of the residents who live in Black Rocks by the Sea, enjoying wide ranging support and appreciation of his efforts from the local community.
The federal environment department has given billionaire developer Bob Ell the right to clear almost 15 hectares of koala habitat during the construction of his controversial Kings Forest development near Kingscliff.
Menkit Prince, Uki. The Saturday public information session at Pottsville on Black Rocks koalas was hijacked by Cr Barry Longland and his facebook ‘gang’ who quickly turned it into a public misinformation session.
Jenny Hayes, Team Koala. What absolutely fantastic news that the Tweed Shire is finally to have a koala plan of management!