Local koala activists are pleased that the new koala park, recently signed off to the CaPTA Group, will have a care facility for the animals.
Project Koala's Marie Low said the group was particularly interested in the conservation and health of the koalas.
"We'll be watching with interest and hope this could mean good things for the survival of Gunnedah's koalas," Ms Low said.
"This company has a good record and we're hoping that the plans have the best interests of the koala at heart."
Gunnedah WIRES volunteer Martine Moran said it would be good if the new care facility would accommodate for all animals, not just koalas.
"The koalas have to be the priority [but] it'll be good if they have a way to look after all sorts of critters because there's nothing here at the moment that's providing for that [care]," Ms Moran said.
"There's just a few wildlife carers and not many of them, either."
The NVI approached Gunnedah Shire Council on whether the koala park's care facility would be open for all animals, but they gave no hints.
"It's very early days yet and there is more detail to come as the project progresses," council's director corporate and community services Colin Formann said.
The koala park project was awarded $6.48 million in June 2018 through the state government's Regional Social Benefit Infrastructure Fund.