Council to host koala forum

The council summit hopes to identify the threats to the largest disease-free koala population in the state and find a way for to protect them. Photo: Jessica Hromas
The council summit hopes to identify the threats to the largest disease-free koala population in the state and find a way for to protect them. Photo: Jessica Hromas

Wollondilly Council will bring together leading experts and koala advocates to discuss the threats to our koala population during the Save Our Koalas summit.

The forum will be held at the at the Appin Community Hall on Tuesday, September 11 from 10am to 2pm.

The council has successfully collected over 13,000 signatures in a petition to protect koala habitat corridors between Wilton and the Greater Macarthur region.

The petition was recently tabled at state Parliament and the summit is the next step in working together to ensure the future protection of the Australian icon across the region.

Wollondilly mayor Judith Hannan said she hoped the summit would identify the threats to the largest disease-free koala population in the state and find a way for to protect them.

“The summit will provide a great opportunity for concerned residents, organisations and government representatives to come together and discuss the key issues,” she said.

“We hope the day will be informative and identify solutions to reduce these threats.”

Speakers and panel experts will be from the Total Environment Centre, the Office of Environment and Heritage, World Wildlife Fund, Wollondilly Council and the National Parks Association.

If you are interested in being a part of the Save Our Koalas summit, spaces are limited so please RSVP by August 24 to community.engagement@wollondilly.nsw.gov.au.

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