Wongarbon Nature Reserve Draft Plan of Management

Public exhibition for this document was from 13 May 2016 to 22 August 2016. Public consultation for this document has ended.

Wongarbon Nature Reserve is located 1 kilometre north of the village of Wongarbon and approximately 15 kilometres south-east of Dubbo in the central west of New South Wales

1 May 2016
Office of Environment and Heritage
Publication, Plan of management, Draft - closed for comment
  • ISBN 978-1-76039-339-7
  • ID OEH20160238
  • File PDF 921KB
  • Pages 33
  • Name wongarbon-nature-reserve-draft-plan-management-160238.pdf

Wongarbon Nature Reserve is 99 hectares and was reserved in September 1965 and is significant for its biological and landscape values.

Biological values

  • The reserve protects important remnant native vegetation in a highly cleared landscape.
  • The reserve contains the White Box – Yellow Box – Blakely’s Red Gum Woodland ecological community, listed as endangered under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (TSC Act) and as critically endangered under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
  • The reserve supports two threatened woodland bird species: the grey-crowned babbler (Pomatostomus temporalis temporalis) and the brown treecreeper (Climacteris picumnus victoriae), both listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act.

Landscape values

  • In 1978 Wongarbon Nature Reserve was listed on the Register of the National Estate (now the non-statutory Australian Heritage Database) because it is an important remnant of the original temperate woodland vegetation from the largely cleared central western slopes of New South Wales and thus forms a significant refuge for native animals.