This project aims to encourage a viable koala population on the Venus Bay Peninsula through progressive planting of Gippsland Manna gums, a preferred food and habitat for the species. Since 2013, the Venus Bay Koala project has seen thousands of manna gums planted. This year the manna stock was grown from Venus Bay seeds, so it is completely indigenous to this area. We also provided a selection of coastal saltbush and native prickly tea tree. As a result of the project, we have heard lots of stories of koala sightings in our area. If you have photos or a story, please send to the Centre.
We have kept a map of plantings over the years, so now have an idea of where to plant to provide corridors.