Mallee Cliffs National Park Review of Environmental Factors for the Reintroduction of Locally Extinct Mammals

The public exhibition of this review of environmental factors is closed. Submissions are under review and a submissions report will be prepared, and necessary changes made to the document.

1 September 2017
A report prepared by EnviroKey for Australian Wildlife Conservancy on behalf of NSW Office of Environment & Heritage. Report No. 17.REF-027.
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A review of environmental factors (REF) documents the environmental impacts proposed activities may have on land reserved under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974, as well as measures required to mitigate adverse impacts to the environment.

This REF assessed activities that will enable the reintroduction of 10 locally extinct mammal species into Mallee Cliffs National Park:

  • greater bilby (Macrotis lagotis)
  • western barred bandicoot (Perameles bougainville)
  • western quoll (Dasyurus geoffroii)
  • burrowing bettong (Bettongia penicillate)
  • brush-tailed bettong (Bettongia penicillate)
  • bridled nailtail wallaby (Onychogalea fraenata)
  • greater stick-nest rat (Leporillus conditor)
  • mitchell's hopping mouse (Notomys mitchellii)
  • numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus)
  • red-tailed phascogale (Phascogale calura).

OEH has engaged the Australian Wildlife Conservancy and the University of NSW to reintroduce locally extinct mammal species into 3 conservation reserves in New South Wales. For further information on the project go to reintroducing locally extinct mammals.

REFs for Sturt National Park and Pilliga State Conservation Area have also been exhibited.


More information about Mallee Cliffs National Park can be viewed on the NPWS Mallee Cliffs National Park page.

The Mallee Cliffs National Park Plan of Management has been recently updated to allow for the reintroduction of locally extinct mammals.