Koala Hospital

Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia

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AJ+C supported the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital with a design concept for a complete revamp.

The design concept was instrumental in the hospital being granted $5M of the $6.25M upgrade. The grant is to be used exclusively to redevelop the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital. The project will provide a world class, nature-based tourism attraction in regional NSW. This attraction will be unique to the north coast area of NSW and Australia.

The main features of the Koala Hospital’s redevelopment are:

  • • New rehabilitation and permanent resident koala yards
  • • Training, research and education spaces
  • • A retail shop
  • • Koala museum and theatrette
  • • Interpretive signage and ground level walkway
  • • Lifts to access an aerial walkway
  • • A walkway through the trees
  • • A new clinic
  • • A new administration area
  • • Indigenous story telling space including indigenous food garden
  • • Education nature walk
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      Koala Hospital

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