Doodle Comer Swamp Nature Reserve Draft Planning Considerations

Doodle Comer Nature Reserve is located in southern NSW, bordering the township of Henty, midway between Wagga Wagga and Albury. The reserve encompasses about half of Doodle Comer Swamp, an ephemeral wetland listed in the National Directory of Important Wetlands.

Date
26 June 2020
Publisher
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Type
Publication
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-922431-04-2
  • ID EES20200198
  • File PDF 2.3MB
  • Pages 32
  • Name doodle-comer-swamp-nature-reserve-draft-planning-considerations-200198.pdf

Doodle Comer Swamp Nature Reserve is the largest wetland of its type in southern NSW. The catchment for Doodle Comer Swamp is unregulated and the wetland has an unaltered water flow regime, now uncommon in New South Wales inland wetlands and of high conservation value.

When inundated, Doodle Comer Swamp attracts large numbers of waterbirds that use the swamp for breeding and foraging. When dry, the wetland provides habitat for the threatened bush stone-curlew, listed as endangered in New South Wales. Other threatened animals found include brolga and superb parrot. The reserve contains several threatened ecological communities such as Inland Grey Box Woodland and Sandhill Pine Woodland.

Doodle Comer Swamp is part of the Country of the Wiradjuri speaking nation and is part of a larger network of swamps and lagoons across the Riverina that formed a significant part of the cultural landscape, sustaining the Wiradjuri with an extensive range of resources for thousands of years. A diverse range of Aboriginal sites exist in the reserve and surrounding area and in 2016 Doodle Comer was declared an Aboriginal place recognising these values and the wetland's special significance to Aboriginal culture.

These draft planning considerations should be read with the Doodle Comer Swamp Nature Reserve Draft Plan of Management (2020).

Have your say

For further information and to have your say visit the Doodle Comer Swamp Nature Reserve Draft Plan of Management: Public Consultation.

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