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Save the Warner Koalas

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Nick Paul
67 Warner Road

Total Signatures - 3582

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 7/03/2018

Closing Date: 30/04/2018

Tabled Date: 1/05/2018

Responded By: Hon Cameron Dick MP on 31/05/2018

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House the imminent threat to the Warner koala population should the Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC) Planning Scheme - Major Amendment: Warner Investigation Area be adopted in its current form. The approval is not inline with the Shaping SEQ plan, (Goal:Sustain, element 2 - biodiversity and element 3 - koala conservation).

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to call on the Queensland Environment Minister, Leanne Enoch MP to:

  • Recall the Moreton Bay Regional Council Local Planning Amendment for review
  • Require the existing koala corridors in the Warner Investigation Area to be retained and the fragmented east west corridor be revegetated as part of any development conditions allowing for a boxed interconnected corridor for safe koala movement.
  • Require a limitation on the development below the powerlines to ensure existing koala population preservation. We would ask the state to refer to the current EPBC referral 8022 which has been placed on the land which confirms the significant risk to the vulnerable koala should development occur.
  • Require the Moreton Bay Regional Council to implement a transparent koala monitoring and preservation plan in the Warner area. A focus on restrictions on further remnant bushland removal with revegetation favoured over removal and offsets. 
  • Ask the state to please support Queensland residents in their strong desire to keep their local koala populations alive, keeping any remaining corridors intact with a focus on revegetation rather than removal of trees, where koalas are known to live.