Current projects

Lismore City Council
South-east Lismore

We have been contracted by Lismore City Council to both design a long-term koala population monitoring program and provide a koala population estimate for the area covered by their approved Comprehensive Koala Plan of Management.  Lismore has one of the highest disease-mediated koala mortality rates of coastal NSW, yet - anecdotally - koala numbers appear to remain quite stable. This will be the first time an estimate of the size of the local population has been undertaken; the work is being done as a component of an ARC funded project directed by Prof.

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.

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.


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