The Koala Research Centre of Central Queensland
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Rockhampton, Qld
The Koala Research Centre was established in 1993 by the Rockhampton City Council, the Environmental Protection Agency and Central Queensland University. The aim of this Centre is to foster research that will ensure the long-term coexistence of koalas and their habitat throughout the urban, rural and industrial regions of Cental Queensland. In particular, the direction of the Centre's research interests include; the establishment a data base of koala sightings, development of guidelines for the coexistence of koalas and land use, investigation of methods for the reconstruction of koala habitat and investigation of the methods for optimal management of captive koalas. This work is supported by schools, conservation groups and individuals within the region. In order to optimise the research of the Koala Research Centre, a Scientific Advisory Committee comprised of scientists from the Queensland Environmental Protection
Agency, Central Queensland University, the University of Queensland, the Rockhampton City Council and a community representative, has been established to provide peer review.