May 16, 2021
If you’ve ever been curious to find out more about the Environment Centre we invite you to join us from 12.30 on 16 May for our catch up snacks, lunch, drinks….! at Hazelhurst Gallery Cafe in Gymea.
It was fantastic seeing everyone at our last catch up, and so valuable sharing ideas.
Look for us at Hazelhurst cafe from around 12.30pm, we’ll be the ones with Save Sydney’s Koala corflutes, and the No Mines Under Dams signs! Hazelhurst is a great venue and an added bonus this month is the Wuliwulawala: Dharawal Women Sharing Stories exhibition.
At 2pm we will be moving to the Hazelhurst theatre for a short preview of a new documentary we’re supporting, The Koala Corridor. Due to COVID restrictions seating is limited. Obtaining prebooked tickets is essential.
Sydney has one last healthy koala population, on the South West city fringe, largely within the bushland along the upper Georges River. This colony will shortly be pushed to the brink by massive development and other human factors. The Koala Corridor is about the movement of koalas from the colony, including towards the Sutherland Shire and the Royal National Park, and the obstacles they face on the way.
The Koala Corridor is still in production and is being made by Sutherland Shire Environment Centre members Georgia Wallace-Crabbe and Gregory Miller. You may have seen their previous film Cultivating Murder, on land clearing around Moree and the horrific murder of Environment Officer Glen Turner in 2014. That land clearing also destroyed koala habitat.
Greg and Georgia will speak prior to the screening about their work. Saul Dean from the Total Environment Centre and Sharyn Cullis from Georges River Environmental Alliance will also lead a discussion about the possible futures for these koalas, what is at stake, and the difference we can make.
Due to COVID the number of people allowed in the theatre at Hazelhurst is limited.
If you’d like to see the 10 minute early preview which features exclusive footage and interviews please be sure to register: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-koala-corridor-film-preview-at-hazelhurst-tickets-150274688639
Greg and Georgia are crowd funding this film. If you know anyone who could help that would be brilliant.
Donations can be made via the Documentary Australia Foundation website: https://documentaryaustralia.com.au/project/the-koala-corridor-working-title/