For Mother’s Day – give her a gift that gives twice!
Choose one of our koalas in care as a special gift adoption for your mum this Mother’s Day on 10 May. You’ll be buying your mum a special personalised gift and at the same time supporting the essential work of PSK in rescuing and caring for our precious koalas.
Adopt a koala by 8 May and we will email your mum’s certificate to you for forwarding (or directly to her if you prefer).
Hunter Shed Masters donate and install latest rehabilitation cage at Sanctuary
In a wonderful gesture of generosity Hunter Shed Masters have installed a new rehabilitation cage at our One Mile rehabilitation facility at no cost to PSK.
Secretary Ron Land said the ‘high quality shed was expertly installed by the friendly and efficient tradesmen from Hunter Shed Masters and I couldn’t be happier with it’
Ron recommended that anyone looking to install a shed should contact Hunter Shed Masters for prompt and efficient service.
We’re In The ‘Australian Wildlife’ Spring Issue
Go to page 15 of the Spring Edition of Australian Wildlife Society Magazine for the story of how the Society assisted Port Stephens Koalas in an important initiative to better care for our precious koalas
Download Australian Wildlife Spring Issue Here (Opens on page 15)
2019 Annual General Meeting Election Results & Annual Report
President – Carmel Northwood. Unopposed.
Vice President – Michael Clarkin. Unopposed.
Secretary – Ron Land. Unopposed.
Treasurer – Karen Harris. Unopposed.
Ordinary Directors – (2)* being on the nomination of Port Stephens Council
Carmel Foster. Unopposed
Kim Latham. Unopposed.
Ordinary Directors – (3)* in order of votes cast
Dr. Donald Hudson. Elected by ballot.
Nathan Lilly. Elected by ballot.
Sue Swain. Elected by ballot.
My Community Project – Fit Out of Koala Hospital Building (Update)
Port Stephens Koalas has won $200,000 in much needed funding to fit out the Koala Hospital at the new Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary currently under construction at One Mile beach.
Our project was a runaway winner in the program determined by community vote reflecting how strongly the community are supporting us in our never ending battle to save the fast diminishing koala population.
The dedication and commitment shown by PSK volunteers is justly rewarded by this outcome. Its is hoped the hospital will be opened and commissioned by March 2020 as part of the overall Koala Sanctuary Project.
Whilst significant and much appreciated capital funding has been provided by Port Stephens Council and the NSW Government PSK remains solely responsible for raising its own operating expenses which last year exceeded $130k