Legislative Council: Tuesday, June 27, 2023


Koala State Numberplates

In reply to the Hon. T.A. FRANKS ().17 May 2023).

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector): I have been advised:

The creation of the new koala state numberplate is well underway and it is anticipated that they will be available for sale later this year. Importantly, $50 from the sale of each koala state numberplate will be used to support the work of the wildlife care sector.

The Department for Environment and Water will undertake a consultation process with wildlife care organisations later this year to investigate the best way for this to occur and what the priorities for funding might be. The consideration of measures to make roads safer for wildlife will be an option within the consultation.

The Department for Infrastructure and Transport also continues to implement strategies and look for innovative ways to deter wildlife from entering our roadways, reducing the chance of injury.