Our community is growing and our native wildlife live here too.

Macropods covered by this plan are our kangaroos, wallabies and pademelons.

We want them to continue to thrive across the Sunshine Coast.

We’ve put together a plan to help this happen and want your thoughts.

The plan recognises that wildlife management is a shared responsibility across multiple land tenures and highlights the importance of partnerships with all stakeholders across the Sunshine Coast.

Together, we can live in a wildlife friendly biosphere.

Have your say

Please fill in the survey and mark any sightings of macropods on the map below before consultation closes on June 5, 2023.

Macropods covered by this plan

There are nine members of the Macropod family living on the Sunshine Coast. The seven larger macropods covered by this plan are:

About the plan

Here is a short summary of the Draft Macropod Conservation Plan—please read the full plan for more details. A link to the plan and action plan is under 'Important documents'.

The objective

The larger macropods are widespread and highly mobile. However, their numbers are dwindling as our population grows.

The Draft Sunshine Coast Macropod Conservation Plan recognises a shared responsibility between Council, the community and Queensland Government agencies.

The plan takes a whole of landscape and integrated partnerships approach.


The primary, but not exclusive focus, of this plan is the conservation and management of the eastern grey kangaroo—the most impacted by factors associated with the urban environment.

Desired outcomes

Desired outcome 1: Management is evidence based and informed by contemporary research and knowledge of Sunshine Coast macropod populations.

  • How is the population changing?
  • Are sunshine Coast macropods unique?
  • Can genetics help us to understand movement pathways...
    • to inform development and infrastructure planning and design?
    • to prioritise locations for future investment in fauna crossings?
    • to build knowledge?

Desired outcome 2: Planning and development assessment processes and supporting guidelines are in place to support the protection of macropods and their habitat.

  • future development areas: mapping data outputs are available – movement pathways; high quality habitat; priority areas
  • planning, development and management guidelines - road design; suitable infrastructure; input to signage guidelines; habitat requirements
  • infrastructure audit.

Desired outcome 3: The impacts of threatening processes on macropods in the Sunshine Coast local government area are understood and minimized.

  • threat mapping: roadkill data, dog impacts, climate change – wild fire and flooding, hotspots and priority areas for protection
  • methods – best practice: injury mitigation measures, responsible dog ownership education.

Desired outcome 4: A landscape approach to macropod conservation is achieved through advocacy, education, and partnerships with the community.

  • connect: research partnerships, citizen science, wildlife rescue groups data collection, collaboration with Queensland Government agencies (Department of Transport and Main Roads) to address fauna movement hotspots.
  • educate: First Nation Peoples involvement, Communication plan, Tourism
  • protect: enhance habitat connectivity through community partnerships – Land for Wildlife and Voluntary Conservation Agreements.

Have your say by filling in the survey.

Have your Say

Have your say

Please fill in the survey and mark any sightings of macropods on the map below before consultation closes on June 5, 2023.