Community forum about the Great Koala National Park proposal 

A community forum in Coffs Harbour on April 28 will give federal election candidates a chance to publicly state their position on the proposed Great Koala National Park (GKNP). 

The forum will coincide with public hearings by the NSW parliamentary inquiry into the future of native forestry in the Coffs Harbour and Grafton region on April 28 and 29. 

Launch of the Great Koala National Park Information and Visitor Centre

Kevin Evans, Interim President NPA Coffs Coast Branch

The Great Koala National Park has been one of NPA’s priority campaigns for the last 6 years. The idea was born at the Bellingen Environment Centre (BEC) as their logical local response to the Koala Crisis. NPA and BEC stalwart Ashley Love, helped identify 175,000 hectares of State Forest that would be added to existing protected areas in the Coffs Harbour Hinterland to form a new 315,000 Great Koala National Park. At that point these forests were thought to be home for 20% of the NSW Koala population.

Logging industry report on Great Koala National Park ignores benefits and relies solely on industry data

Environment groups have today slammed a new logging industry report claiming dramatic losses of jobs and to the economy from the creation of the Great Koala National Park as baseless scaremongering.

Industry jobs scare campaign distracts from the real issue – protecting koalas for future generations 

The timber industry’s attempt to scare the public with claims the Great Koala National Park will harm regional economies seeks to distract from the logging that is pushing koalas closer to extinction.

New Report Highlights Importance of the Great Koala National Park

New report charts a course to prevent koala extinction in NSW – and identifies the Great Koala National Park a vital step.

The National Parks Association of NSW Inc (NPA) is renewing calls for the creation of the Great Koala National Park—and other new protected areas for koalas—following the release of a new report charting a way forward to protect habitat for koalas in NSW and Queensland.