Two thirds of the section of Old New Brighton Road and the surrounding National Parks and Wildlife Service estate was mapped by Council as Primary koala habitat.
The remainder is Secondary koala habitat as shown in the Byron Coast Comprehensive Koala Plan of Management 2016.
Koalas in this area are part of the ‘Endangered Koala Population between the Tweed and Brunswick Rivers east of the Pacific Highway’.
Koalas are listed as Endangered at State and National levels.
Many other native animals including swamp wallabies, bandicoots and ground-feeding rainforest pigeons also use this area.
Dogs are prohibited in Wildlife Protection Areas both on and off a lead.