Loggers get their way in proposed koala national park

Sydney Morning Herald
May 24, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: International

The NSW government’s refusal to stop logging in the proposed Great Koala National Park on the Mid North Coast is in stark contrast to the Andrews government’s new move to end the Victorian native timber logging industry, possibly by the end of next year.  The Herald’s national environment and climate editor Nick O’Malley reports on Forestry Corporation NSW plans that reveal it intends to log nearly 20 per cent of the proposed 175,000-hectare park – home to one in five of the state’s surviving koalas.  …NSW continues to be the odd state out on logging. Western Australia declared it would end next year and Queensland is stopping logging south of Noosa. Three years ago, Victoria announced it would phase out native forest logging by 2030.

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