A Friends of Lake Weyba member, Noosa veterinarian Mark Powell, said the developer’s koala protection measures could not disguise the fact that the developer was endeavouring to introduce more than 2000 new residents to a high value habitat area that currently has 250 residents.
Noosa on Weyba development director Steve Macrae said future residents of the Mantle Group’s Noosa on Weyba project would fund a koala protection levy.
The levy would be paid through community title contributions to retain and restore habitats.
Dr Powell said the three biggest killers of koalas were cars, domestic dogs and disease and the common factor linking all three was habitat fragmentation.
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