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What is the program?

The NSW Government adopted the new Koala Strategy which aims to double the koala population by 2050 and has committed over $193 million in funding to meet this goal.

We have entered into a four-year regional partnership, the MidCoast Regional Koala Partnership, to provide more habitat for koalas, support local community action, improve koala safety and health, and build our knowledge to improve koala conservation.

Here's how we are going to help:

  • Conservation of priority koala habitat including corridors
  • Creation of new koala habitat and corridors
  • Restoration and linkage of koala habitats and corridors
  • Elimination, reduction or management of priority threats to koalas
  • Community empowerment, education and engagement
  • Partnering with landholders to protect and restore koala habitat on private land
  • Research to fill applied knowledge gaps, including – population dynamics, disease, genetic fitness and threat severity and management
  • Vehicle strike mitigation

More information

  • MidCoast Regional Koala Partnership

    Funding is being provided to the MidCoast and Port Stephens region for koala habitat restoration, vehicle strike mitigation and to develop koala habitat maps and koala monitoring.

    Learn more about the partnership 
  • NSW Koala Strategy

    The NSW Government has set an ambitious goal to double koalas in NSW by 2050, guided by a series of 5-year plans and investments under the NSW Koala Strategy.

    Learn how this project will target these threats 

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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live, the Gathang-speaking people and pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who now reside in the MidCoast Council area. We extend our respect to elders past and present, and to all future cultural-knowledge holders.

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