Invitations are out for Koala Summit

Warragamba Panorama

Invitations are out for Koala Summit

Posted on: 17.08.2018

Wollondilly Shire Council will host the #SaveOurKoalas Summit at the Appin Community Hall on 11 September, bringing together leading experts and koala advocates to discuss the threats to our koala population.

Council has successfully collected over 13,000 signatures in a petition to protect koala habitat corridors between Wilton and the Greater Macarthur region. The petition was recently tabled at NSW State Parliament and the Summit is the next step in working together to ensure the future protection of this unique Australian icon across the region.

Wollondilly Mayor Judith Hannan said, “I hope that the Summit will identify the threats to the largest disease free koala population in NSW and find a way for us to protect them.” “The Summit will provide a great opportunity for concerned residents, organisations and government representatives to come together and discuss the key issues.”

“We hope the day will be informative and identify solutions to reduce these threats,” she said.

Speakers and panel experts at the #SaveOurKoalas Summit will include the Total Environment Centre, the Office of Environment & Heritage, World Wildlife Fund, Wollondilly Shire Council and the National Parks Association.

If you are interested in being a part of the #SaveOurKoalas Summit, spaces are limited so please RSVP by 24 August 2018 to community.engagement@wollondilly.nsw.gov.au