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Sturt National Park Review of Environmental Factors for the reintroduction of locally extinct mammals

The Sturt National Park Review of Environmental Factors for the Reintroduction of Locally Extinct Mammals is now available for review and comment.

A public exhibition of the Review of Environmental Factors provides an important opportunity for members of the community to have a say in the implementation of this project in Sturt National Park. Submissions close 16 September 2017.

Questions and answers

What is a Review of Environmental Factors?

A Review of Environmental Factors (REF) is used to document the environmental impact assessment of proposed activities on land reserved under the National Park and Wildlife Act. The REF examines the significance of likely environmental impacts of a proposal and measures required to mitigate adverse impacts to the environment.

This REF is reviewing activities that will enable the reintroduction of seven locally extinct mammal species into Sturt National Park:

  • burrowing bettong (Bettongia lesueur)
  • greater bilby (Macrotis lagotis)
  • western barred bandicoot (Perameles bougainville)
  • golden bandicoot (Isoodon auratus)
  • greater stick-nest rat (Leporillus conditor)
  • crest-tailed mulgara (Dasycercus cristicauda)
  • western quoll (Dasyurus geoffroii).

How can I download a copy of the Review of Environmental Factors?

Copies of the REF and supporting appendices can be individually downloaded below. Appendix 7 details a draft monitoring framework to demonstrate ecological outcomes and track environmental change.

How can I get more information about the reintroduction of locally extinct mammals?

The Office of Environment and Heritage have engaged the Australian Wildlife Conservancy and University of NSW to reintroduce locally extinct mammal species into three conservation reserves in New South Wales.

For further information on the reintroduction of locally extinct mammals go to Reintroducing locally extinct mammals.

A Review of Environmental Factors will soon be exhibited for each of the two remaining reintroduction sites, Pilliga State Conservation Area and Mallee Cliffs National Park.

How can I get more information about Sturt National Park?

More information about Sturt national park can be viewed on the National Parks and Wildlife Service website.

The Plan of Management for Sturt National Park is in the final stages of being reviewed to allow for the reintroduction of locally extinct mammals. The public exhibition period for this draft plan closed on 17 July 2017. The draft plan can still be viewed on the Sturt National Park Draft Plan of Management page.

Where can I see a printed copy of the Review of Environmental Factors?

Hard copies are available for viewing at the following locations:

  • National Parks and Wildlife Service Tibooburra Office, Brisco Street, Tibooburra 2880
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service Broken Hill Office, 183 Argent Street, Broken Hill 2880
  • Office of Environment and Heritage Customer Centre, Level 14, 59-61 Gouldburn Street, Sydney 2000.

How can I comment on the Review of Environmental Factors?

Submit your feedback on the REF by 16 September 2017.

While all submissions count, they are most effective when we understand your ideas and the outcomes you want. Some suggestions to help you write your submission are:

  • write clearly and be specific about the issues that are of concern to you.
  • note which part or section of the REF your comments relate to.
  • give reasoning in support of your points - this helps avoid misinterpretation and makes it easier for us consider your ideas.
  • if you agree or support a particular part or idea in the REF, please tell us.
  • if you disagree, please tell us specifically what you disagree with and why you disagree.
  • it is very helpful to suggest solutions or alternatives to managing the issue if you can.

You can provide your written submission in either of the following ways:

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Online
Make a submission online by using the online form below

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By email
Email your submission to: npws.bwt@environment.nsw.gov.au

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By mail
Post your written submission to:
Biodiversity and Wildlife Team
PO Box 1236
Coffs Harbour NSW 2454

Your privacy

Your comments on the draft REF may include personal information. Office of Environment and Heritage complies with the NSW Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 which regulates the collection, storage, quality, use and disclosure of personal information. For more information, see the Office of Environment and Heritage privacy page.

Your submission, in whole or part, or as part of a summary, may be made publicly available on our website. If you object to such publication, please indicate that on your submission. Should an access application under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 be received that requests access to your submission, your views about the release will be sought, if you have indicated that you object to it being made public.

How can I get more information about the draft Review of Environmental Factors?

For further information about the Review of Environmental Factors, appendices and this project please contact the Biodiversity and Wildlife team on 02 6650 7120 or email npws.bwt@environment.nsw.gov.au

When will the Review of Environmental Factors be finalised?

At the end of the public exhibition period in September 2017, the National Parks and Wildlife Service will comprehensively review all submissions, prepare a submissions report and make any necessary changes to the REF. This will be provided to Office of Environment and Heritage in early October with an estimated final determination around mid-October.


The information you provide in this form will only be used for the purpose for which it was collected. By submitting, you consent to storage, use, and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with our privacy policy. You can request access and amendment of your personal information.
Page last updated: 04 September 2017