Requests to address the bushfire risk to Potato Point Village resulted in the commissioning of this review of environmental factors, along with a species impact statement and a fire risk assessment.
This work forms stage 2 of fire buffer construction work at Potato Point. Stage 1 was approved and conducted in 2013 on land closer to the village
The reports sought relevant environmental approvals for proposed vegetation clearing to create a fire buffer in Eurobodalla National Park. The fire buffer would aim to provide bushfire protection for Potato Point village and protect environmental values including to:
- reduce fuel loads in close proximity to Potato Point village
- maintain asset protection zones and strategic fire advantage zones
- maintain fire trails
- protect the core Swamp Oak Forest Endangered Ecological Community within the works area
- protect SEPP14 wetland number 136 and associated drainage lines
- retain habitat critical to the survival of the endangered striated fieldwren
- protect the threatened white-footed dunnart
- retain known foraging habitat of the vulnerable glossy black cockatoo.
Documents relating to the proposed enhanced fire buffer at Potato Point:
- Species Impact Statement: Potato Point Buffer Construction Works (Stage 2), Eurobodalla National Park, Far South Coast Region
- Potato Point Bushfire Risk Assessment (PDF 4.5MB)
- Submissions Report: Proposed Fire Buffer Construction Works (Stage 2), Eurobodalla National Park, Far South Coast Region (PDF 3.2MB)
- Review of Environmental Factors Determination Report: Potato Point Fire Buffer Stage 2, Eurobodalla National Park (PDF 321KB)
- Concurrence Report: Potato Point Stage 2 (PDF 1MB).