Local artist Jennifer Collins is putting a call-out to make sure your voice is heard in Canberra to 'Save Ballina's Koalas!'
Jennifer's exhibition The Cedar-getters Daughter explores current local debate around the proposed highway upgrade between Wardell and Ballina. The artist has researched government documents issued on the highway proposal and its impact on the future diversity of local flora and fauna. 'Save Ballina's Koalas' movement has been successful with informing people about the irreversible impact on the Koala population but the artist has discovered there is an alarming number of ecological communities and individual species that will also be permanently impacted by the highway deviation as listed in the government biodiversity assessment.
The artist says "It's not too late to stop the highway deviation" and invites visitors to the exhibition The Cedar-getters Daughter to take a FREE artist postcard and send your thoughts to the Federal Minister for the Environment.