David Attard is the owner of Bungawalbyn Heights, a property located approximately 20km south west of Coraki. The property is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary, and it is David’s intent to revegetate the land for the benefit of the local environment and wildlife, particularly for future use as a soft release site for rehabilitated koalas.
Bungawalbyn Heights covers approximately 5 hectares of native bushland and provides a corridor from Bungawalbyn National Park to koala habitats in Myall Creek. The northern and north-eastern ends of the property are dominated by blue spotted gums (Corymbia citriodora), while the southern and south-western areas of the property slope down to a swampy area populated with forest red gums (Eucalyptus tereticornis). The sanctuary is home to various other Eucalyptus species including; small fruited grey gums (E. propinqua), northern grey ironbarks (E. siderophloia) and white (E. acmenoides) and red (E. resinifera) mahoganies.
Wildlife known to inhabit the area includes koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus), eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), swamp wallabies (Wallabia bicolor), lace monitors (Varanus varius), eastern water dragons (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii) and a variety of frog species such as the endangered giant barred frog (Mixophyes iterates).