Draft Koala Planning Documents and Community Survey

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Koala and Joey

Please note: This draft plan will NOT be proceeding to finalisation in its current form as per Council resolution at the August Council meeting.

The Port Macquarie-Hastings koala population has suffered decline largely due to habitat clearing, modification, and fragmentation. As well as disease, fire, logging, road deaths and predation by dogs. As such an array of recovery focused management actions are needed to ensure the long-term sustainable management of koalas across the region.

The Port Macquarie-Hastings Koala Recovery Strategy will do just that through the provision of the following proposed actions:

  • Safeguard the welfare of koalas and reverse the current population decline
  • Reduce road strike
  • Reduce domestic dog strikes
  • Assist in managing developments in aspects including design, habitat fragmentation and fire management.

The Coastal Koala Plan of Management and associated changes provide a set of rules for assessing development applications which could affect koala habitat.

These documents are in draft form and we are seeking your feedback. You’ll find them in the document library at right of this page (or below if viewing on a mobile device).

We invite you to have your say on this key document and help us to proactively manage this iconic species. By clicking on the 'Complete Form' button, you can choose to take two minutes and fill out our community survey or you can make a full written submission, or both!

You can also make a submission in writing to:

General Manager
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
PO Box 84
PORT MACQUARIE NSW 2444

Email: council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

All submissions must be received by close of business on Friday, 11 May 2018. Please note any submissions may be made public.

Tuesday 24 April: Council staff will also be on hand to answer any questions about the planning documents on exhibition and you can also fill out the community survey:

  • Port Macquarie Library 9.30-10.30
  • Wauchope Library 11.30-12.30
  • Laurieton Library 1.30-2.30

Please note: This draft plan will NOT be proceeding to finalisation in its current form as per Council resolution at the August Council meeting.

The Port Macquarie-Hastings koala population has suffered decline largely due to habitat clearing, modification, and fragmentation. As well as disease, fire, logging, road deaths and predation by dogs. As such an array of recovery focused management actions are needed to ensure the long-term sustainable management of koalas across the region.

The Port Macquarie-Hastings Koala Recovery Strategy will do just that through the provision of the following proposed actions:

  • Safeguard the welfare of koalas and reverse the current population decline
  • Reduce road strike
  • Reduce domestic dog strikes
  • Assist in managing developments in aspects including design, habitat fragmentation and fire management.

The Coastal Koala Plan of Management and associated changes provide a set of rules for assessing development applications which could affect koala habitat.

These documents are in draft form and we are seeking your feedback. You’ll find them in the document library at right of this page (or below if viewing on a mobile device).

We invite you to have your say on this key document and help us to proactively manage this iconic species. By clicking on the 'Complete Form' button, you can choose to take two minutes and fill out our community survey or you can make a full written submission, or both!

You can also make a submission in writing to:

General Manager
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
PO Box 84
PORT MACQUARIE NSW 2444

Email: council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

All submissions must be received by close of business on Friday, 11 May 2018. Please note any submissions may be made public.

Tuesday 24 April: Council staff will also be on hand to answer any questions about the planning documents on exhibition and you can also fill out the community survey:

  • Port Macquarie Library 9.30-10.30
  • Wauchope Library 11.30-12.30
  • Laurieton Library 1.30-2.30
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We hope to make providing your feedback as easy as possible so have prepared a short community survey below that should take only a few minutes to complete. If you wish to provide more feedback, please fill out the free text box at the end of the survey form.

    Completing the survey or writing a submission is one way of sharing your views and opinions with Council. All survey responses and submissions will be considered before making a decision and your feedback will be included in a report to Council. Submissions close 11 May 2018.

    Note: Submissions and petitions are public information and may be made public. If you wish to have information in your submission suppressed, you will need to request this in writing. 

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