Springwood LNP candidate Kirrily Boulton has promised $150,000 to improve facilities and fund research at the Daisy Hill Koala
She said funds would make the centre more appealing for tourists, and would help fight disease amid the koala population.
“Sadly, koala numbers continue to dwindle, and we can never allow a major road project right through this precious habitat,” she said.
“Koalas have always been a focus for local residents, but they should also play a role in tourism, given our abundance of national parks, and conservation areas.
“With improved interpretive facilities, increased car parking and a partnership with local food truck operators … the Daisy Hill Koala Centre
delivers better community amenity and education, along with eco-tourism income for locals.
“Hospitality and eco-tourism businesses in Logan and the Redlands are hurting badly. This would be an immediate boost with a high-quality visitor experience at Daisy Hill Koala Centre.
“Residents tell me the streets around Daisy Hill Conservation Park are overrun with cars on weekends. We will work with council to address residents’ requests for more car parking within the Park, to maintain the liveability of the local area.”