Say No to the Destruction of Strzelecki Koala Habitat!
Strzelecki Koalas habitat is under threat in Fish Creek.
It's estimated that there are only 1,500 genetically robust Strzelecki Koalas remaining in Gippsland. This important koala population is holding on but can't cope with any more habitat loss (please refer to our blog for more information).
The Laver's Hill Quarry in Fish Creek, Gippsland want to expand their hill-top quarry by an additional 24 hectares, the equivalent of 10 football fields, which will wipe-out native vegetation integral to the Strzelecki Koala.
Strzelecki Koala's are in competition with privatised, industrialised land that lacks the protection to protect and sustain their species. Not only that but bushfires which are becoming of increasing prevalence and severity are often wiping out their clan numbers, their home and nutritional supply.
Whilst this quarry has been approved by the local South Gippsland Shire, we want to see clarity in the form of an environmental impact assessment.
Will you sign the petition calling for Minister for Planning Richard Wynne to intervene and protect koala habitat?