Current projects

Ecosure Pty Ltd, NSW Roads & Maritime Services
Wardell, NSW.

In August 2014 the Federal Environment Minister imposed conditions on Section 10 of the proposed Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade to the west of Wardell in north-eastern NSW, amongst which was the need to better consider the potential impact(s) of the intended upgrade on the local koala population by using Population Viability Analysis (PVA) modelling over a 50 year timeframe.

Qld. Department of Transport and Main Roads
Petrie, South-east Queensland

On behalf of the Queensland Dept. of Transport & Main Roads we were  engaged to review the specific components and relative merits of a suite of offset measures intended to compensate for the impacts on koalas arising from construction of the Moreton Bay Rail corridor. The proposed measures range across a variety of actions which are intended to be of direct benefit to the local koala population. Our draft report has recently (July 2015) been submitted for consideration. 

International Fund for Animal Welfare, National Koala Alliance
Victoria and South Australia

Media attention has recently highlighted problems in Southern Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus) plantations in areas of Victoria and South Australia, wherein the treatment of koalas is cruel, inhumane and a national disgrace.

Coffs Harbour City Council
Coffs Harbour Local Government Area, NSW

Biolink has been engaged by Coffs Harbour City Council to assess koala populations and their habitat across an area of approximately 35,000 ha comprising the northern portion of the LGA. The aim of the assessment is to inform Council about koala management needs in this northern precinct to be enacted under the umbrella of Council's existing Comprehensive Koala Plan of Management.

Lismore Shire Council
Blakebrook Quarry

Biolink has been engaged by Lismore Shire Council to monitor the impacts of quarry operations on the distribution and abundance of Koalas at the Blakebrook Quarry.  Commencing in 2012, monitoring will be undertaken yearly until November 2014. Monitoring design includes a 17 SAT site regularised grid and associated transects.  The two years of data thus far collected attest to the utility of the SAT approach for koala activity/population monitoring purposes, enhanced by the ability to be able to confidently resample the same sites on a regular basis.   



We often work with other consultancy companies and/or organisations to assist them with the undertaking of various projects. Current collaborations include: