The Byron Greens commit to taking real action to halt the decline in Byron’s koala populations while on Council.
- Update studies on the costal koala movement and lobby the state to provide safe and accessible wildlife crossings over and under the Pacific Highway so that our koala populations in Brunswick Heads, Tyagarah and Byron Bay do not remain cut off from the rest of the population in Mullumbimby, Myocum and Ewingsdale.
- Take action to protect and re-vegetate key wildlife corridors in our coastal areas.
- Target better wildlife fencing systems and crossings (including animal bridges) and animal-friendly vegetation on Council managed roads known for koala road strikes such as Gulgan road and Mullumbimby Road.
- Assist private land holders to make their properties koala friendly, not just by planting koala food tress but by better managing wild dogs and foxes, and minimising vehicle strikes.
- Work with community groups who are already taking action on the ground such as Brunswick Valley Landcare, Bangalow Koalas and many other community groups throughout our Shire.