Five Islands Nature Reserve Plan of Management

Five Islands Nature Reserve includes five small islands clustered off the coast of Port Kembla, immediately south of the city of Wollongong within the Wollongong Local Government Area. The islands are clustered between approximately 0.5 kilometres and 3.5 kilometres off the coast.

Date
1 October 2005
Publisher
Department of Environment and Conservation (NSW)
Type
Publication, Plan of management, Final
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 1-74122-0513
  • ID DEC20050002
  • File PDF 0.2MB
  • Pages 45
  • Name five-islands-nature-reserve-plan-of-management-050002.pdf

The five islands are Flinders Islet, Bass Islet, Martin Islet, Big Island and Rocky Islet, which together make up an area of approximately 26 hectares.

Five Islands Nature Reserve is of significance for its biological values. It provides habitat and breeding sites for the threatened sooty oystercatcher, breeding sites for the wedge-tailed shearwater and short-tailed shearwater and habitat for the whitebellied sea-eagle.

Five Islands Nature Reserve is also of importance to the Aboriginal community due to continuing cultural associations and past occupation of the area.

Photo: Five Islands Nature Reserve / Mike Cufer/OEH