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 is reviewing activities that will enable the reintroduction of 7 locally extinct mammal species into Sturt National Park:
- burrowing bettong (Bettongia lesueur)
- greater bilby (Macrotis lagotis)
- western barred bandicoot (Perameles bougainville)
- golden bandicoot (Isoodon auratus)
- greater stick-nest rat (Leporillus conditor)
- crest-tailed mulgara (Dasycercus cristicauda)
- western quoll (Dasyurus geoffroii).
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.
- Appendix 1 – Details of the professional expertise of the Wild Deserts team members who prepared this Review of Environmental Factors (PDF 368KB)
- Appendix 2 – Record of public consultation (for privacy reasons this appendix has not been exhibited)
- Appendix 3 – Heritage Assessment Report: Project to reintroduce extinct mammals to Sturt National Park
- Appendix 4 – Threatened Species Assessment of Significance (PDF 1MB)
- Appendix 5 – Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 Protected Matters Report (PDF 104KB)
- Appendix 6 – Matters of National Environmental Significance Impact Assessment (PDF 591KB)
- Appendix 7 – Draft Wild Deserts Ecological Health Monitoring Framework (PDF 2.4MB)
The Sturt National Park Plan of Management has been recently updated to allow for the reintroduction of locally extinct mammals.
More information about Sturt national park can be viewed on the NPWS Sturt National Park webpage.