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Toondah Harbour development east of Brisbane puts koala habitat at risk, community groups say as Priority Development Area provision questioned

Toondah Harbour in the Redlands, east of Brisbane, is a controversial priority development area (PDA) with the local community having campaigned against the impact on protected wetlands since 2013.

Key points:
There are now 34 PDAs across Queensland, adding up to some 82,572 hectares
At Toondah Harbour, residents said while the protected wetlands had received much attention, on-shore koala habitat was also at risk
Minister for State Development and Planning Steven Miles said PDAs were "vital" to the state's economic recovery
A plan to upgrade the ferry terminal at Toondah Harbour in Cleveland was given PDA status by the former Newman government in 2013, and then endorsed and expanded under Labor in 2015.

Since then, the Labor government has introduced dozens of PDAs across the state.

A juvenile koala sits in a tree.

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