Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) this week endorsed supporting the Phase 1 Implementation Plan (2020-2022) of the South East Queensland Koala Conservation Strategy 2020-2025 at its September Ordinary Meeting.
In addition, Council will advise the state government that it wishes to see the Koala Conservation Strategy expanded to incorporate the Darling Downs following consultation with local communities.
TRC Planning and Development Committee chair Cr Megan O’Hara Sullivan said Council also agreed to advise the Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef that accurate koala mapping of the Region was needed to better reflect the situation on the ground.
Cr O’Hara Sullivan said the Department of Environment and Science was seeking local government support for the first phase of the Implementation Plan 2020-2022, which involved limited actions in the Toowoomba Region.
Cr O’Hara Sullivan said the strategy applied to the Toowoomba Urban Extent that was in the boundary of the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2017.