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In 2023, Greater Sydney Landcare’s Southwest Sydney Koala Project actively engaged landholders in the Campbelltown and Mulgoa areas to help deliver koala habitat restoration activities.

So far, we have undertaken work on ten properties, investing $60,000 in funding from the NSW Koala Strategy, delivering restoration work across approximately 20 hectares of koala habitat. 

Conservation Works for Koalas

Works have included weed control and tree planting, with site areas varying from around half an acre to four hectares. The installation of koala-friendly fencing to allow for koala movement is being encouraged on all sites.

The following is a breakdown of our koala habitat restoration sites: 

  • Campbelltown LGA: Kentlyn, Minto Heights, Ruse and Wedderburn
  • Wollondilly LGA: Appin, Razorback and Wilton
  • Lower Blue Mountains: Mulgoa

Landholders have also been invited to participate in citizen science activities to learn about the wildlife on their properties, with the installation of wildlife cameras

Koala Habitat Restoration

In addition to Greater Sydney Landcare’s koala habitat restoration work, National Parks are also restoring koala habitat in their reserves south of Sydney, while the Resilience & Urban Sustainability team from DPHI are busily planning restoration work on several properties on the eastern side of Appin Road that will eventually be transferred into the new Georges River Koala Reserve. 

Koala in Sydney’s south-west. Photo: Justin Mallee DPE.

Get Involved in Koala Conservation Today

If you are keen to be involved in koala habitat restoration or monitoring activities, we would love to hear from you! Contact:

About the Southwest Sydney Koala Project

Greater Sydney Landcare received funding from the NSW Government to help deliver the NSW Koala Strategy across the Campbelltown and Appin/Wilton areas.

This project includes conservation efforts such as encouraging connectivity with corridor plantings that include preferred koala food trees on private and public property. Numerous other conservation actions will be carried out in this partnership program between July 2022 and June 2026, including road kill mitigation, wildlife carer support, community engagement and awareness raising and education.

Find out more about the Southwest Sydney Koala Project here.

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