From Cr Paul Bishop
(As featured in my recent Councillor Newsletter)
Visit (the video link below to see) the Birkdale Commonwealth Lands, a massive expanse of rolling grasses, diverse vegetation and historic significance, which adjoin the Old Willard Farm Homestead along Old Cleveland Road East.
This extensive area connects Thorneside, St James Park, Howeston Golf Course, Capalaba Regional Park and the vast tracts of lands that extend all the way to Leslie Harrison Dam and then on the Brisbane side, Burbank, Mackenzie, Belmont, Chandler, Gumdale & Tingalpa along the banks of what becomes Tingalpa Creek.
There is still evidence of many active Koalas in the area and provides important habitat for many other indigenous fauna species including wallabies, sugar gliders and echidna.
Please be aware this is Koala breeding season and with the warmer days, they are likely to be on the move.
For more info search ‘Redland City Council Koala’ or visit:
Thanks to University of Sunshine Coast, Australian Media Communications Authority and Redland City Council officers for allowing access to the site for this important research project and for giving me approval to share this video.
VIDEO link https://vimeo.com/276153746
KAG Note: To register for a visit by the Koala Detection Dogs contact the Koala Population Assessment Register at IndigiScapes on 3824-8611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.