Sturt National Park 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
Office of Environment and Heritage
Publication, Report
  • ISBN 978-1-76039-896-5
  • ID OEH20170451
  • File PDF 8.1MB
  • Pages 133
  • Name sturt-national-park-review-environmental-factors-reintroduce-locally-extinct-mammals-170451.pdf

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.

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


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.