Koala natural habitat
The laws in Queensland have recently changed to strengthen habitat protection. Photo supplied.
  • Natural koala habitats are abundant in Greater Brisbane
  • Queensland legislation has recently changed to strengthen habitat protection
  • Property owners and developers that are informed will avoid losing both time and money

Many suburbs across Greater Brisbane are blessed with natural koala habitats. These are protected by all three levels of government – Commonwealth, State and Local.

The laws in Queensland have recently changed to strengthen habitat protection. This has implications for both property owners and developers.

What you need to know

I caught up with local ecological consultant Valerie Bares from ESC Consulting in the grounds of the iconic Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Fig Tree Pocket. I wanted to learn more about these natural habitats, how they are protected and what property owners must know about the development approval process to avoid lost time and money.

Watch the 3-minute interview here:



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