Survey fails to find koalas at Pearl Beach
A regional survey by Central Coast Council has failed to find any koalas at Pearl Beach.
Koalas were detected in the Mangrove Creek Dam catchment and Watagan Mountains.
Council environment and planning director Mr Scott Cox said council staff had also looked at Brisbane Water National Park and Council's Coastal Open Space System lands as potential koala habitats.
He said a combination of phone surveys, postal surveys and an ecological study using song meters was used.
"Phone and postal surveys were used to help record any community koala sightings and song meters were deployed in 58 potential koala habitat locations to record the bellows of male koalas during the breeding season.
"Koalas were recorded at nine sites in the far west of the region.
"While no koalas were recorded on other sites, it doesn't mean that they are not there in low numbers," he said.
Media release, 16 Jul 2021
Scott Cox, Central Coast Council