The Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary sits on approximately 9ha. The site benefits from natural coastal bushland throughout and wetlands that border the site to the north. It forms part of a recognised and mapped koala corridor and the habitat across the site attracts a wide range of native animals.
The koalas in Port Stephens will suffer under the threats that they face unless significant action is taken on a number of fronts. The Port Stephens koalas are integral to the Hunter region, and if numbers fall below a sustainable population then it is possible that they may be lost from the Hunter region. This planting project will provide resources for habitat protection and enhancement actions under the Port Stephens Council Integrated Koala Management Strategy.
Planting dates: 21 September 2020