Current projects

Council of the City of Gold Coast
Coomera - Pimpama

In 2006 we were contracted by the then Gold Coast Council to undertake a koala habitat and population assessment across the Gold Coast LGA, including detailed studies in the Coombabah and Coomera-Pimpama areas. Amongst outcomes from this work were recommendations for dealing with the envisaged rapid urban expansion that was to occur in the Commera - Pimpama area.

Ballina Shire Council
Ballina LGA

In 2012, the NSW Minister for Planning & Infrastructure initiated a review of the application of Environmental Zones (E Zones) and overlays in Local Environmental Plans on the Far North Coast of NSW. Amongst the implications arising from this review was the deferral of proposed land use zonings in some areas.

Byron Shire Council
Byron Coast

In 2010 we undertook the first assessment of koala distibution and abundance in an area of the Byron Coast between Yelgun and Broken Head. In the latter half of 2016 we were engaged by the Byron Shire Counil to revisit each of the 63 field sites that underpinned our original study and so investigate changes to koala distribution and abundance that may have occurred over the intervening koala generation. Assisted by Council officers, we applied the principles of our newly developed Rapid-SAT methodology to the task.

Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR)
Moreton Bay, Queensland

On behalf of the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads we are working alongside other consultancies on the experimental design and implementation of a koala connectivity monitoring program for the Moreton Bay Rail Project between Petrie and Kippa-Ring in SE Queensland. The new rail line includes a range of underpass structures that will be monitored to evaluate their suitability for koalas using techniques such as GPS and radio-tracking, Wireless Identification Devices, trail cameras and thermal imaging cameras.

Campbelltown City Council
Campbelltown, southwest of Sydney, NSW.

For the past 12 months we have been working with Campbelltown City Council planning officers to prepare a Comprehensive Koala Plan of Management for the Campbelltown Koalas. Aspects of this project have included building on some of the earlier work by other parties, as well as undertaking more detailed analyses of historical koala records, revising the habitat mapping and working out how many koalas there are.


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