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Eddie Kornhauser Reserve environmental offset

Commencing: July 2020
Completion: October 2020

The City of Gold Coast will be delivering a tree planting project in partnership with the Department of Transport and Main Roads within identified priority areas of Eddie Kornhauser Reserve. The project will see koala food and habitat trees planted to offset the impacts of tree removal from the M1 Pacific Motorway upgrade between Varsity Lakes and Tugun. Eddie Kornhauser Reserve is part of a known koala corridor with regular sightings of healthy koalas within the park.

Project information

  • Planting of approximately 14,000 koala habitat trees
  • ongoing maintenance and assisted restoration (weed control) of existing vegetation and planting areas.


  • An increase in the number of koala food trees and shelter trees within the park.
  • Improving koala habitat and connectivity through the park.
  • Improve the amenity of the parkland through increased tree planting and shade.


There is expected to be minimal impacts to parks users, however there will be a planned time where there will be limited access connecting to Tallebudgera Connection Road due to trail upgrades to allow machinery onto the site.

Access to the park will be impacted minimally during the school holiday period from 26 June to 3 July 2020 for preliminary track works. During this time, a pedestrian detour will be in place behind Tallebudgera State School, and signage will be in place.

Area of works

If you see a koala, whether it be healthy, sick, injured or deceased, please report your sighting. Your sighting report will provide us with valuable information about koala distribution and habitat and help our conservation planning not just for this site but across the City.

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