Koala habitat on private land will be purchased by the NSW State Government in a scheme that will prioritise the purchase of properties, or parts thereof, that support priority Koala habitat. Koala priority localities include areas of the Northern Rivers, and initially will target the purchase of suitable land adjacent to the conservation reserves.
Criteria for considering a property include:
- presence of koala habitat
- evidence of use by koalas
- good connection to surrounding native vegetation
In a long running dispute lasting over a decade, a developer has been ordered to pay Tweed council $600,000 (Tweed Daily News
). The developer who had been awarded hefty compensation over drain works that encouraged a family of the threatened Wallum Froglets to move onto a block of land at Kingscliff, has been ordered to pay back more than $600,000 to Tweed Shire Council.
The Wallum Froglets (Crinia tinnula
) is listed as a vulnerable species under theThreatened Species Conservation Act 1995