PSK hosted a very successful Fundraiser Dinner and Auction on May 27th and raised much needed funds to assist with the ongoing rescue, care and rehabilitation of koalas.
Unanimous support for $3m koala hospital at One Mile
Port Stephens council has unanimously backed a plan to build and operate a $3 million Koala hospital and tourism facility at Treescape Holiday Park, One Mile Beach.
Carmel Northwood, Port Stephens Koalas hard working volunteer President, has been recognised as Port Stephens Local Woman of The Year by MP Kate Washington, read the full story at ….
Despite being listed as a vulnerable species in Queensland, NSW and Federally, the destruction of koala habitat and colonies continues unabated, writes Sue Arnold.
Premier Mike Baird has confirmed initial funding of $123,950 for the first stage of the proposed Koala Hospital for Port Stephens. Allocated from the Community Building Program the much needed funds will allow Stage 1 of the project to commence once planning and lease arrangements are completed between Port Stephens Koalas, Port Stephens Council and Crown Lands.
The following Guardian article continues to highlight the plight of our koalas and the overwhelming need for action.
Koalas are at the centre of a perfect storm. The species is slipping away
Australia is one of the worst performing countries in terms of protecting its ecoregions. Koalas are a litmus test for conservation of a habitat in crisis
The Port Stephens Examiner regularly writes stories on Koalas in the Port Stephens area.