Koala Habitat Restoration Project

Koala Habitat Restoration Project – Liverpool Plains & Gunnedah LGAs


Tamworth Regional Landcare Association is reaching out to private landholders in the Liverpool Plains and Gunnedah Shires to express interest in a koala habitat restoration project. Funded under the NSW Government’s ‘Saving Our Species’ (SOS) program, the project aims to procure at least thirty(30) hectares of new koala habitat across both Shires by the end of 2021.

In 2018, five landholders from the Gunnedah LGA (Emerald Hill; Marys Mount and Curlewis) were contracted to establish multi-species tree corridors totalling 17 hectares.  Despite prolonged drought during 2018 and 2019, significant rainfall early this year has enabled all contracted landholders to progress with planting.

Farmers who see koalas on their property are encouraged to consider submitting an expression of interest for Round 2 of the SOS koala project. Successful applicants will agree to plant koala friendly food trees, shade trees and native shrubs which link to existing remnant native vegetation.

The Government program assists contracted landholders by providing 50% of the estimated cost of koala habitat establishment (including cost of fencing, ground preparation, tubestock natives, tree guards etc). TRLA is overseeing the project and offers support through provision of resources and facilitating access to local expertise.

Interested landholders can find out more and/or send their expression of interest (EOI) form to:

Penny Milson, Local Landcare Coordinator (Liverpool Plains Region),

Tamworth Regional Landcare Association

penny@trla.org.au  / 0417 443 009.

The deadline to submit an EOI is June 30 2020. 

200506 SOS Koala EOI Form updated for 2020 approved

Koala Habitat Restoration SOS Rnd2 flyer PDF approved

Tamworth Regional Landcare Association (TRLA) have a grant funding agreement with the Department of Planning, Industry and

Environment to oversee the Saving Our Species koala conservation project in the Gunnedah and Liverpool Plains region. The state-wide SOS program aims to secure threatened plants and animals in the wild in NSW.  A total of $145,000 has been allocated to fund the program in the Gunnedah and Liverpool Plains LGAs. The program is due to reach completion by June 2021.

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