Review of Environmental Factors: Potato Point fire buffer construction works (Stage 2) Eurobodalla National Park

This review outlines the vegetation clearing needed to create a fire buffer at Potato Point and seeks relevant environmental approvals for the proposed clearing.

Date
1 April 2014
Publisher
Office of Environment and Heritage
Type
Publication, Report
Cost
Free
Language
English
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  • File PDF 3.2MB
  • Pages 123
  • Name eurobodalla-national-park-potato-point-fire-buffer-works-review-environmental-factors.pdf

 

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.
This review of environmental factors, along with a species impact statement and fire risk assessment, were commissioned by OEH and formed part of a public consultation held from 28 April to 27 May 2014.

Related documents

Documents relating to the proposed enhanced fire buffer at Potato Point: