News

Petition to save Tinana koalas has almost 10,000 signatures

A koala, with her baby, clings to the branch of a gum tree in Henderson Park.
A koala, with her baby, clings to the branch of a gum tree in Henderson Park. Robyne Cuerel

A PETITION containing almost 10,000 signatures has been circulating in an attempt to save the Tinana koalas before the September development deadline.

Maryborough resident Audrey Robb said she started the online petition just two weeks ago and as of Thursday it had generated 9524 signatures.

"I started the petition only a couple of weeks ago after seeing the koala issue raised in the newspaper," she said.

The signatures are not just those of concerned members of the Fraser Coast community. The campaign has invoked international interest as well, with people keen to help save the three remaining blocks at Henderson Park estate in Tinana.

While just weeks ago Fraser Coast mayor Gerard O'Connell ruled out the chance of council coming forward and buying the blocks of koala habitat from developer Ron Blyth, Councillor Chris Loft said he hadn't given up hope that council might come through with a solution.

"It could come back onto the radar. We haven't yet voted on it as a council to say we definitely will not be buying a block," he said.

Cr Loft said private investment was also a possibility.

"Even if three people from the public wanted to buy the three blocks of land and dedicate them to the koalas, that would be fantastic," he said.

The petition is at www.thepetitionsite.com/638/270/182/save-koala-habitat-in-maryborough-qld-australia.

Topics:  koalas maryborough petition tinana



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

Teenager charged with assault, faces court in January

Police charged a teenager after an assault on December 4.

Redkite adds cheer with Coles Christmas card campaign

Redkite's Tara Burton, deputy mayor George Seymour and Stockland Coles store manager Cheran Walker at the Christmas card display on Tuesday morning.

Staff at the Stockland store are taking part in the campaign.

Fraser Coast school holiday fun starting this week

ArtAbility is once again running a raft of fun Art classes and workshops for all ages this Christmas Holiday time.

School holiday events starting this week on the Fraser Coast.

Local Partners

Taylor Lautner 'spotted smooching co-star'

Taylor Lautner has been romantically linked to Billie Lourd

David Beckham's tattoos come to life for UNICEF campaign

David Beckham has called for an end to violence against children

Pop star Liam Payne's Facebook hacked with porn

"Things that can happen to you when you don't have sex."

Tim Roth was abused by his grandfather

Tim Roth was abused by his grandfather during his childhood.

Leo designs shocker tattoo for Tom Hardy after lost bet

Leonardo DiCaprio has designed a new tattoo for Tom Hardy

Hollywood star at home on the Coffs Coast

FEELING LUCKY, SON?: Scott Eastwood visited the Coffs Coast

Guess which Hollywood star has been seen around the Coffs Coast?

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Couple's desperate $550K price drop to sell Gladstone home

Brian Headley and Kirstene Staib are selling their Kin Kora mansion for $750,000.

TELL tale sign of Gladstone's property market.

Banks reclaim Gladstone homes as job losses bite

LONG FALL: Property experts Heron Todd say, based on key market indicators, Gladstone is still travelling to the bottom of the market, with property prices set to get cheaper.

Property valuers say Gladstone housing market hasn't hit the bottom

The million dollar property to test Mackay's market

This Victoria St building will go to auction Tuesday and investors will be watching closely to see how much it sells for.

'High profile architect designed CBD asset' goes to auction

Prices jump in trio of mining towns

THE boost in coal prices in the past six months has triggered a house price jump in at least three mining towns in Central Queensland.

Boost in coal prices triggers a market turnaround

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!