Koala Petition Reaches 10,000 Signatures

Warragamba Panorama

Koala Petition Reaches 10,000 Signatures

Posted on: 12.07.2018

Wollondilly Council’s petition to save vital koala habitat at Wilton has reached 10,000 signatures after a vigorous and widespread campaign.

The koala petition was launched by Councillors at the Wilton Community Meeting on 30 April 2018, prompted by the rezoning of the Wilton South East Precinct which threatens the vital koala habitat and the koala movement corridor at Allen’s Creek.

The “Save Our Koalas” campaign has included television and digital advertising, extensive social media posts, letters to NSW Councils, relevant government departments, businesses and other stakeholders, as well as a presence at various local events and rallies.

Mayor Judith Hannan said, “The support of the community and people from right across NSW has helped us achieve the goal of 10,000 signatures to help protect our local koala habitat.”

“This amazing result shows just how committed people are about looking after this unique disease-free koala population.”

“The State Government needs to take this issue seriously as the community has shown they feel very strongly about it,” she said.

The next step for Council is to present the petition to State Parliament for debate, which should happen in mid-August.

Councillors, executive and staff would all like to thank everyone who got involved with this issue and helped to reach this exciting milestone.