The fastest growing urban footprint in Australia is in South East Queensland, which has been accommodating an extra 600 to 1000 people every week.
As urban areas expand at an ever increasing rate, we have to start thinking about different ways of using land, because current trends are eating into koala habitat at an alarming rate.
The priority needs to be more about minimising the impact on koala habitat. One approach is to focus development on degraded land, already cleared land and farms.
At Koala Land we also want to open up the debate on releasing sugar cane land for development. Sustainable living in koala habitats means maintaining koala land and planting the right types of koala food.