Review of the NSW Bitou Bush and Boneseed Threat Abatement Plan
The NSW Bitou Bush and Boneseed Threat Abatement Plan (Bitou TAP) was released in 2006. After five years of implementation, the TAP was reviewed in 2011 as per the requirement under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995.
This review’s findings are presented in the Bitou TAP Review (130350BitouTAPR.pdf, 2.1 MB).
The review assessed implementation against the eight Bitou TAP objectives. Of these, five were achieved, one was partially achieved and two were not achieved over the last five years. Some key achievements of the Bitou TAP were:
Future Bitou TAP implementation
This review did not identify a need for major revision of the TAP objectives. It is recommended that implementation and resourcing of the TAP continue and that future investment in bitou bush management be guided by:
The BPWW applied the TAP approach to identify and prioritise: i) all widespread weeds impacting on native biodiversity; and ii) sites for weed control. Existing Bitou TAP sites were incorporated into the BPWW and new bitou bush sites have since been nominated.
Page last updated: 06 August 2014