Planting a koala corridor

Tweed Shire Council has hosted a community tree-planting day at Cudgen Lake in the latest initiative to enhance native vegetation corridors through the Koala Connections project.

Tweed Shire Council’s Biodiversity Officer Tanya Fountain welcomed everyone in the community to lend a helping hand to the local koala population.

“The Cudgen Lake site provides a critical link for koalas moving between the Round Mountain area to the south and Kings Forest and Forest Hill areas to the north.”

By planting 250 koala feed trees and 330 coastal trees shrubs, council hopes to improve the region as a corridor for traveling koalas.

The site is predominantly NSW Crown Land, with a small section extending into the adjacent Cudgen Nature Reserve.

Council gained approval from NSW Crown Land and the Tweed Area National Parks and Wildlife Service to revegetate and restore this important koala corridor on the foreshores of Cudgen Lake.

“Council is working with bush regeneration contractor Envite, local community groups such as Cabarita Dunecare, Friends of Cudgen Nature Reserve and Team Koala and local residents to make a difference to the future of Tweed Coast koalas.”