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In Sawtell NSW on “Subdivision-Non Strata - 57...” at Sawtel Road Tormina NSW 2452:

Linda Wallace commented

I would like to object to the proposed development because it is not consistent with the councils own Koala Plan of Management (Act 1999).
People that come to Coffs Habour to visit and to live come for the natural surrounds (flaura and fauna) which are specific to this area.
Where else in Australia can you look out your window and see Koalas and a large variety of bird species. Do we really want to change what Coffs Harbour is known for?
The first with a Koala Plan of Management and protected Koala corridors was insightful planning by the previous councilors.
I have personally seen Koalas in the trees in this area and it is indeed exciting to witness.
The biodiversity offset that is proposed is not even in Coffs Harbour.
You also need to remember Koalas are not that smart and are very fussy in which trees that they eat from not only the species of eucalyptus but also trees marked with their scent they are also fussy about the type of ground that they will cross.(They don't like getting their paws wet). If you plant new eucalyptus in the swampy area the trees need to be established for at least 7 years or they are poison , they need to have a trunk size that the Koalas like (the trees in the proposed area have been there for as long as I can remember and the trunk size is still to narrow and as I said they wont use them as they will get their paws wet), If the Koalas cant get to each other - no more Koalas.
Taking out the established trees in the Koala Corridor will undoubtedly lead to the extinction of Koalas to this area.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and to consider the future for all. (Humans, Koalas, flora and fauna)

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