The Koala Action Group Qld Inc (KAG) is a community group working to help koalas in our unique Redland environment.
Become a member of KAG and you will be kept up to date with the current issues affecting the future of Redland’s koalas and receive a regular newsletter.
KAG has joined an alliance of environmental organisations including EDO, WWF, The Wilderness Society, Qld Conservation Council and many other community groups.
If you would like more information on koalas or how to make your property wildlife friendly phone KAG on 07 3823 5575
Have your say on State government review of Birkdale Olympic Whitewater Centre.
KAG, alongside several other community groups have consistently expressed concerns that the WWC is a waste of taxpayers’ money (at least $100 million), will be a burden on Redlands ratepayer to maintain and run the facility, is not supported by majority of the Redlands community and will threaten the environmental, heritage and cultural values of the Birkdale land.
We believe the proposal to build an industrial sized Olympic venue in the centre of the site, surrounded by important koala habitat is completely unacceptable and will undoubtably negatively impact the numbers of koalas that are known to live on and move through the site.
As per ‘new norm’ Olympic policy, aimed to help reduce costs on Host Cities by eliminating the need to build new venues, the already existing Whitewater facility in Penrith NSW (which has recently received an $3.1 mill upgrade) must be used for the two-week white water rafting event during the 2032 Olympic Games.
The 60 day review will assess a number of proposed Olympic venues against key criteria such as, value for money, fit-for-purpose, deliverability and community legacy with the findings to be handed down on March 18, 2023.
Please send your concerns (feel free to copy information above) and say if you believe the Penrith Whitewater venue should be used instead of constructing a new one at Birkdale to
Include your name and address at the end of your email.