Noosa's Koala Conservation Plan

Noosa Council has developed a Draft Koala Conservation Plan in order to implement its Koala Policy which was adopted by Council in 2015. Council sought community comment and input into the Draft Koala Conservation Plan between April 29 and June 10, 2016 and adopted the Koala Conservation Plan on July 21, 2016.

See the Draft Plan in the document library to the right of your screen and the latest updates in the 'News Feed" below.

Council thanks residents who have submitted their koala sighting locations.

Council is continuing to work with koala conservation experts, including the University of theContinue reading

Noosa Council has developed a Draft Koala Conservation Plan in order to implement its Koala Policy which was adopted by Council in 2015. Council sought community comment and input into the Draft Koala Conservation Plan between April 29 and June 10, 2016 and adopted the Koala Conservation Plan on July 21, 2016.

See the Draft Plan in the document library to the right of your screen and the latest updates in the 'News Feed" below.

Council thanks residents who have submitted their koala sighting locations.

Council is continuing to work with koala conservation experts, including the University of the Sunshine Coast. USC has been granted research funding from the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation® to assess the health of Noosa koala populations. USC researchers are using a specially-trained koala-tracking dog to help locate local koalas and collect their scats or ‘poos’ for analysis. Residents can request a visit by the koala tracking dog if they think that they may have koalas frequenting their property, by contacting Council or Daniel Nugent, University Researcher dnugent@usc.edu.au.

  • Thank you Noosa. Koala Conservation Plan Adopted

    over 1 year ago

    Council would like to thank the submitters for their comments on the Koala Conservation Plan. Council has now adopted the Plan. A number of actions such as the University Koala Health Mapping Project and identification of koala threat areas have already commenced. Council, with assistance from the Noosa community and koala experts, can continue to implement the Koala Conservation Plan. Here are some ways you can help:

    · Always keep domestic animals in control at all times

    · When driving, be on the look-out for koalas, observe koala road signs and reduce your speed in bushland areas

    · Protect koala... Continue reading

    Council would like to thank the submitters for their comments on the Koala Conservation Plan. Council has now adopted the Plan. A number of actions such as the University Koala Health Mapping Project and identification of koala threat areas have already commenced. Council, with assistance from the Noosa community and koala experts, can continue to implement the Koala Conservation Plan. Here are some ways you can help:

    · Always keep domestic animals in control at all times

    · When driving, be on the look-out for koalas, observe koala road signs and reduce your speed in bushland areas

    · Protect koala food trees on your property and be involved with tree planting projects such as National Tree Day.

    The University of the Sunshine Coast ‘Detection Dogs for Conservation’ is calling for expressions of interest from landholders who may be interested in helping with their research. If you would like ‘Maya’ or ‘Baxter’, the koala scat or ‘poo’ sniffing dogs to visit your property please Email Daniel Nugent dnugent@usc.edu.au


  • Koala Plan consultation now closed - Thank you Noosa

    over 1 year ago

    Council would like to thank submitters for their comments on the Noosa Shire Koala Conservation Plan. Forty-one submissions were received and most suggestions from the public have been included in the Plan.

    Council will now consider adopting the Koala Conservation Plan and commence the delivery of actions that aim to protect and conserve Noosa’s koalas.

    The University of the Sunshine has been granted $65,000 from the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation for a Koala Health Mapping Project. The University of Sunshine Coast is calling for expressions of interest from landholders who may be interested in having ‘Maya’ or ‘Baxter’ the koala... Continue reading

    Council would like to thank submitters for their comments on the Noosa Shire Koala Conservation Plan. Forty-one submissions were received and most suggestions from the public have been included in the Plan.

    Council will now consider adopting the Koala Conservation Plan and commence the delivery of actions that aim to protect and conserve Noosa’s koalas.

    The University of the Sunshine has been granted $65,000 from the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation for a Koala Health Mapping Project. The University of Sunshine Coast is calling for expressions of interest from landholders who may be interested in having ‘Maya’ or ‘Baxter’ the koala ‘poo’ sniffing dogs check out their property for evidence of koalas. Please contact Daniel Nugent dnugent@usc.edu.au if you are interested.


  • Draft Koala Conservation Plan developed and open for comment

    over 1 year ago

    Council has incorporated community input into the development of its Draft Koala Conservation Plan and now seeks further community feedback and comment on the Draft Plan.

    Council has incorporated community input into the development of its Draft Koala Conservation Plan and now seeks further community feedback and comment on the Draft Plan.

  • Koala Policy Adopted

    about 2 years ago

    Council adopted the Noosa Koala Conservation Policy at its Ordinary Meeting in July 2015. The policy and a fact sheet can be viewed in the document library to the right of your screen.

    The next step is to develop a Noosa Shire Koala Conservation Management Plan to implement the policy. Council would like to thank key stakeholders and the public for their submissions. This information has greatly assisted in the development of the Koala policy.


    Council adopted the Noosa Koala Conservation Policy at its Ordinary Meeting in July 2015. The policy and a fact sheet can be viewed in the document library to the right of your screen.

    The next step is to develop a Noosa Shire Koala Conservation Management Plan to implement the policy. Council would like to thank key stakeholders and the public for their submissions. This information has greatly assisted in the development of the Koala policy.


  • News Update

    over 2 years ago

    Noosa Council wishes to thank residents who have made submissions about Noosa's koalas and their habitats. All submissions will contribute to the development of the Koala Policy and all matters referred to in the submissions will be raised when the draft policy is reported to Council within the next few months. Outcomes will be published here as soon as they become available.

    Noosa Council wishes to thank residents who have made submissions about Noosa's koalas and their habitats. All submissions will contribute to the development of the Koala Policy and all matters referred to in the submissions will be raised when the draft policy is reported to Council within the next few months. Outcomes will be published here as soon as they become available.