Save Koala Bushland

Principal Petitioner Steve Griffiths, Moorooka
Date Closed Mon, 15 Jul 2019 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 1682 signatures

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Residents call on Brisbane City Council to purchase State Government owned land at 266 Mt Gravatt Road, Nathan, adjoining Toohey Forest and the South East Freeway (namely L3 RP 219402)and 18, 19, 41 & 51 Don Young Road and 30 Forest Circuit and 10, 19, 20, 29 & 30 Innovation Circuit, Nathan, for incorporation into Toohey Forest Park through the use of Council’s Bushland Preservation Levy. This land is zoned Specialised Centre (Major Education & Research Facility). Its acquisition would add to Toohey Forest Park, one of the most significant native forests on the southside of Brisbane, protecting the existing koala population, fauna and flora of this highly significant environmental area.

Your petitioners therefore call on Brisbane City Council to urgently negotiate the purchase of land owned by State Government (Economic Development Queensland) at 266 Mt Gravatt Road, Nathan, and 18, 19, 41 & 51 Don Young Road and 30 Forest Circuit and 10, 19, 20, 29 & 30 Innovation Circuit, Nathan, for incorporation into Toohey Forest Park to protect existing Koala habitat and significant flora and fauna located in this environmentally significant area. This follows residents’ concerns that part or all of the area is to be cleared for fire management work and/or the potential sale of this land by the State Government. Its preservation would support the growing koala population of Toohey Forest and facilitate the development of effective ecological management plans for the area.

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