Inner Pocket Nature Reserve Draft Plan of Management

Public exhibition for this document was from 21 April 2017 to 31 July 2017. Public consultation for this document has ended.

Inner Pocket Nature Reserve is in the Brunswick River catchment and on the eastern rim of the erosion caldera of the long-extinct Tweed Shield Volcano. The reserve is located in the locality of Inner Pocket, approximately 10 kilometres west of Brunswick Heads and 40 kilometres south-west of Tweed Heads on the NSW far north coast.

1 April 2017
Office of Environment and Heritage
Publication, Plan of management, Draft - closed for comment
  • ISBN 978-1-76039-732-6
  • ID OEH20170137
  • File PDF 1.1MB
  • Pages 32
  • Name inner-pocket-nature-reserve-draft-plan-management-170137.pdf

Inner Pocket Nature Reserve is approximately 220 hectares and was reserved in March 1989.

The reserve is surrounded by rural freehold land which is mostly forested and contains various private residences, cabins, shacks and old banana sheds. A banana farm adjoins the reserve to the north-west and beef cattle are grazed on a few other neighbouring properties to the south and east. Mount Jerusalem National Park lies 2 kilometres west of the reserve.

Inner Pocket Nature Reserve is significant because of the following key values:

  • approximately 100 hectares of lowland rainforest, which is listed nationally as critically endangered
  • records of 14 threatened and 7 rare plant species — some of which are at their geographical limit and/or have a very small distribution
  • its location as part of a major regional wildlife corridor linking the hinterland with coastal habitat.

The events that led to the reserve’s establishment, including the NSW Heritage Council’s decision to place an Interim Conservation Order over the land when it was still freehold to halt a proposed logging operation, are considered of historic significance because these actions are very rare at a State level. This also reflects the significance of the reserve’s conservation values.