Central Mallee Reserves Plan of Management

Incorporating Yathong Nature Reserve, Nombinnie Nature Reserve, Nombinnie State Conservation Area and Round Hill Nature Reserve

The Central Mallee Reserves cover 248,435 hectares and are located about halfway between Griffith and Cobar in Central-West NSW on Ngiyampaa Country. They are significant as the largest mallee remnant in the NSW reserve system and provide important habitat for mallee specialist plants and animals. Research conducted in these reserves over many years contributes to the understanding and management of semi-arid landscapes throughout Australia.

27 October 2021
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Publication, Plan of management, Final
  • ISBN 978-1-922738-12-7
  • ID EES20210513
  • File PDF 1.8MB
  • Pages 24
  • Name central-mallee-reserves-plan-of-management-210513.pdf

Aboriginal people have had a long association with this area, many through employment on former pastoral stations. The Central Mallee reserves are also important for protecting Aboriginal cultural heritage.

The plan will enable the establishment of a 40,000-hectare feral predator-free area in Yathong Nature Reserve, as part of a network of areas set aside by the National Parks and Wildlife Service for reintroducing declining native animal species.

This plan of management replaces the plan adopted in 1996. The plan should be read in conjunction with the Central Mallee Reserves Planning Considerations, which contains detailed information on reserve values.