Ballina Shire Koala Management Strategy


The Ballina Shire Koala Management Strategy aims to identify koala habitat and establish an overarching management framework. The Strategy summarises activities and actions that the Council intends to undertake to advance the vision, aims and objectives of Koala Management across Ballina Shire Council.

Importantly, Part 5 of the Strategy incorporates a Comprehensive Koala Plan of Management (CKPoM) for a part of the shire. This precinct provides habitat for a nationally important population of koalas, as defined under the Commonwealth Government’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.  

The Comprehensive Koala Plan of Management (CKPoM) is prepared in accordance with State Environmental Planning Policy No. 44 – Koala Habitat Protection, associated guidelines (published by the former Department of Urban Affairs and Planning 1995) and National Parks and Wildlife Service (1999). The Comprehensive Koala Plan of Management (CKPoM) aims to reflect a contemporary understanding of koala ecology and management.  The plan also has regard for the approved Recovery Plan for the Koala in NSW (DECC, 2008).

The Ballina Shire Core Koala Habitat Comprehensive Plan of Management (CKPoM) was approved by the Department of Planning on 6 July 2017 and commenced operation under SEPP 44 on the same date. The Koala Management Strategy (including the CKPoM) identifies areas of core koala habitat in the shire and establishes associated requirements for development. 


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Information on Ballina Shire's Comprehensive Koala Plan of Management

Koalas in Ballina

Ballina Shire is home to a nationally important population of koalas.

Report a koala sighting

Be a Citizen Scientist and easily report your Koala sightings online or by phone

How you can help Koalas

There are lots of ways you can help to recover our nationally significant koala population in Ballina. We can all make a difference!

Our Koala Conservation Projects

Ballina Shire Council implements the Koala Management Strategy with valuable input from our community, other regional Councils and the NSW State Government

Threats to Koalas

There are many threats to koalas in our local area.

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Ballina Shire Council
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Ballina NSW 2478

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