Pilliga State Conservation Area Review of Environmental Factors for the Reintroduction of Locally Extinct Mammals

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 August 2017
A report prepared by EnviroKey for Australian Wildlife Conservancy on behalf of NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. Report No. 17.REF-010.
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A review of environmental factors (REF) documents the environmental impact assessment of proposed activities on land reserved under the National Park and Wildlife Act 1974, including the significance of likely environmental impacts of a proposal and measures required to mitigate adverse impacts to the environment.

This REF was exhibited by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and had been prepared by the Australian Wildlife Conservancy. It will enable the reintroduction of up to 7 locally extinct mammal species into Pilliga State Conservation Area:

  • greater bilby (Macrotis lagotis)
  • western barred bandicoot (Perameles bougainville)
  • bridled nailtail wallaby (Onychogalea fraenata)
  • brush-tailed bettong (Bettongia penicillate)
  • plains mouse (Pseudomys australis)
  • western quoll (Dasyurus geoffroii)
  • possibly northern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus krefftii)

OEH has engaged the Australian Wildlife Conservancy and University of NSW to reintroduce locally extinct mammal species into three conservation reserves in New South Wales.

For further information on the project go to reintroducing locally extinct mammals.

A Review of Environmental Factors has also been exhibited for Sturt National Park and Mallee Cliffs National Park.



More information

The Statement of Management Intent for the Pilliga Outwash Parks has been recently updated and is in the final stages of being reviewed to allow for the reintroduction of locally extinct mammals.

More information about Pilliga State Conservation Area can be viewed on the NPWS Pilliga State Conservation Area page.