A determination for provisional listing on an emergency basis can only be made if the species:
- is believed on current knowledge to be native to NSW, even though it was not previously known to have existed in NSW, or
- is subject to an immediate and significant threat of extinction, or
- was presumed to be extinct or extinct in the wild but has been rediscovered.
The NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee's ability to list critically endangered and endangered species on an emergency basis is set out in Division 4 of the Biodiversity Conservation Act, 2016.
After the provisional listing of a critically endangered or endangered species, the Committee must place a preliminary determination on display for public consultation and must make a final determination about the species within 2 years of the provisional listing.
Provisional determinations of critically endangered and endangered species on an emergency basis will be listed here when announced and are removed from this page when a final determination has been made.
Current provisional determinations
Fontainea sp. Coffs Harbour (A.S.Benwell 341, NSW1102027) – Critically endangered species listing
Publication date 15 October 2021
Provisional Listing Determination (PDF 63KB)
Leionema westonii L.M.Copel. & I.Telford – Critically endangered species listing
Exhibition period: 12 February 2021 – 12 May 2021
Provisional Listing Determination (PDF 97KB)
Conservation assessment report using the Common assessment method (PDF 158KB)