The State has released koala habitat values mapping which identifies bushland habitat areas, potential rehabilitation areas and urban areas with koala habitat value. This mapping is applicable under the South East Queensland Koala Conservation State Planning Regulatory Provisions SPRP. This mapping is available for download via the Queensland Spatial Catalogue. If you require further assistance please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This mapping was prepared as part of the South East Queensland Koala Habitat Assessment and Mapping Project by GHD in 2009, for the Queensland Government.
As part of the review of existing koala conservation measures in the State, the Queensland Government is undertaking the Spatial modelling and planning for koalas in South East Queensland project to identify areas where conservation measures are likely to have the most success.
- South East Queensland Koala Conservation State Planning Regulatory Provisions (SPRP) koala habitat values maps
- SPRP identified koala broad hectare area maps
- South East Queensland Koala Habitat Assessment and Mapping Project
- Spatial modelling and planning for koalas in south east Queensland
South East Queensland Koala Conservation State Planning Regulatory Provisions (SPRP) koala habitat values maps
The SPRP koala habitat values maps show koala habitat within assessable development areas defined under the SPRP.
The SPRP applies to the priority areas of Pine Rivers and the Koala Coast (priority koala assessable development areas). The provisions also apply in areas where the Queensland Government previously had a concurrence agency role under the Koala Conservation Plan 2006 and the Interim South East Queensland Koala State Planning Regulatory Provision February 2010 (koala assessable development areas).
The SPRP identified koala broad hectare area maps below depict the seven identified koala broadhectare areas defined in Schedule 3 of the SPRP.
- Oxley Wedge, Brisbane City Council
- Rochedale, Brisbane City Council
- Coomera, Gold Coast City Council
- Ripley Valley, Ipswich City Council
- Kinross Road, Redland City Council
- South East Thornlands, Redland City Council
- Palmview, Sunshine Coast Regional Council
The South East Queensland Koala Habitat Assessment and Mapping Project, completed in May 2009, was undertaken by GHD on behalf of the Queensland Government. It represents the most comprehensive koala habitat assessment and mapping project undertaken in Queensland to date. The koala habitat values mapping has informed the development of the statutory maps associated with the SPRP. This mapping has also set requirements under the Queensland Environmental Offsets Policy and State Government Supported Community Infrastructure Policy.
For more information refer to department’s online library catalogue and search for
- GHD Report: South East Queensland Koala Habitat Assessment and Mapping Project.
- 2009 South East Queensland Koala Habitat Values Assessment map.
A recent report on the status of koalas in coastal south east Queensland (SEQ) found that despite existing protection strategies, koala numbers have decreased by 50–80% in key habitat areas over the last 20 years (Rhodes et al. 2015). Given the uncertainty in our ability to halt declines in coastal areas, a new approach will investigate koala habitat areas across the broader SEQ region, and attempt to identify areas where conservation measures are likely to have the most success.
The project, due for completion in June, 2017, plans to build on approaches used in previous koala mapping and aims to identify conservation values and management options that enhance the long term viability of koalas within southern SEQ.