More research is needed into Lake Macquarie and Cessnock koala populations

Matthew Kelly
Updated February 15 2023 - 5:57pm, first published February 14 2023 - 1:30pm
More needs to be known about Lake Macquarie and Cessnock Koalas
More needs to be known about Lake Macquarie and Cessnock Koalas

Research is urgently needed to fill knowledge gaps about koala populations in Cessnock and Lake Macquarie, according to data collected by the NSW Environmental Defenders Office.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly


Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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