Gold Coast land secured for new koala conservation reserve

A massive area of land on the northern Gold Coast has been snapped up by State Government for a new koala reserve.

A 400-hectare parcel of land in Pimpama has been secured for extra koala habitat.

The site, known as Greenridge, has been purchased as part of a $250 million investment for the koalas across southeast Queensland.


Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says we need to do more to protect the furry natives.

“We know the northern parts of the Gold Coast are growing quite quickly,” the Premier says.

“We’ve already identified 98 koalas in there so it’s going to be a great conservation area for our koalas.”

In total across the southeast, over 900 hectares of extra koala habitat have been purchased by the State Government.