Koala corridor scores 1000+ new trees

Koala corridor scores 1000+ new trees

Moreton Bay Regional Council has planted more than 1600 native trees including eucalyptus and melaleuca along the North Pine River in Joyner in a bid to help safeguard the region’s koala population.


Environment Spokesperson Councillor Denise Sims said the planting, part of Council’s Koala Conservation Partnership Project (KCPP), aims to create more koala habitat and develop green corridors to aid wildlife movement, and establish a number of education and awareness programs.


“Council already has an extensive revegetation program, including the planting of more than 6,100 trees at John H Walker Reserve, and a green infrastructure program that is connecting the region’s 1,700 Ha of environmental corridors and reserves,” she said.


“This project will build on that to maintain Moreton Bay’s pristine environment and wildlife into the future.


Cr Sims said the planting at Nelson Road, the first of 3 stages at the site, would also involve weed maintenance.

“Removing weeds is an integral component of natural area management, improving biodiversity, helping natural bushland regeneration and creating opportunities for wildlife to move across the sites with greater ease.”

Councillor for Division 8 Mick Gillam said the tree planting project provided plenty of flow-on benefits.


“Not only does planting do wonders for our local environment, it’s also a great way for the whole family to get outdoors and enjoy all that our region has to offer,” he said.


“One of Moreton Bay’s  greatest assets is its wildlife and this project will help to protect our fauna and flora for future generations.


“This project will broaden the area’s physical habitat, which will be crucial in maintaining and increasing local koala populations for years to come.”


For more information about Council’s koala conservation projects, head to: https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/Services/Environment/Local-Native-Wildlife