Draft Saving our Species strategies: Public consultation

The Saving our Species program is seeking public comments on strategies and framework documents. The comment period closes on 3 November 2019.

Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby (Petrogale Xanthopus).

The Saving our Species (SoS) program is a statewide program that aims to secure threatened plants and animals in the wild in New South Wales.

Public exhibition of the draft SoS strategies and framework documents provides an important opportunity for members of the community to have a say in the management of threatened species in New South Wales.

Draft SoS framework documents

Draft SoS framework documents guide the priorities and strategies of the SoS program to maximise the long-term security of threatened species and threatened ecological communities in nature, and to minimise the impacts of key threatening processes on biodiversity and ecological integrity.

Three draft framework documents are open for comment:

Draft SoS species strategy documents

Draft SoS strategies have been developed for threatened species and ecological communities. This includes species that have been recently listed and updates to existing strategies. They were developed in consultation with key stakeholders, experts, external agencies and staff, to ensure they meet the objectives of the SoS program.

Draft SoS strategies are open for comment.

Please note that newly listed strategies do not have an existing strategy.


Callistemon purpurascens (Callistemon purpurascens)

Callistemon purpurascens (Callistemon purpurascens) draft strategy (PDF 404 KB)






Leionema lamprophyllum subsp. fractum (Leionema lamprophyllum subsp. fractum)

Leionema lamprophyllum subsp. fractum (Leionema lamprophyllum subsp. fractum)draft strategy (PDF 327 KB)





Thick-billed Grasswren (NW NSW) (Amytornis modestus obscurior)

Thick-billed Grasswren (NW NSW) (Amytornis modestus obscurior)draft strategy (PDF 374 KB)



Zieria odorifera subsp. copelandii (Zieria odorifera subsp. copelandii)

Zieria odorifera subsp. copelandii (Zieria odorifera subsp. copelandii) draft strategy (PDF 181 KB)


Zieria odorifera subsp. warrabahensis (Zieria odorifera subsp. warrabahensis)

Zieria odorifera subsp. warrabahensis (Zieria odorifera subsp. warrabahensis) draft strategy (PDF 181 KB)

Aponogeton queenslandicus (Aponogeton queenslandicus)

Aponogeton queenslandicus (Aponogeton queenslandicus) draft strategy (PDF 94 KB)



Australian Fur-seal (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus)

Australian Fur-seal (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus) draft strategy (PDF 236 KB)



Black-breasted Button-quail (Turnix melanogaster)

Black-breasted Button-quail (Turnix melanogaster) draft strategy (PDF 78 KB)


Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)

Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) draft strategy (PDF 102 KB)





Brilliant Hopbush (Dodonaea microzyga var. microzyga)

Brilliant Hopbush (Dodonaea microzyga var. microzyga) draft strategy (PDF 92 KB)





Cheilanthes sieberi subsp. pseudovellea (Cheilanthes sieberi subsp. pseudovellea)

Cheilanthes sieberi subsp. pseudovellea (Cheilanthes sieberi subsp. pseudovellea) draft strategy (PDF 149 KB)





Creeping Tick-trefoil (Desmodium campylocaulon)

Creeping Tick-trefoil (Desmodium campylocaulon) draft strategy (PDF 162 KB)



Cyclodomorphus venustus (Cyclodomorphus venustus)

Cyclodomorphus venustus (Cyclodomorphus venustus) draft strategy (PDF 161 KB)





Dipteracanthus australasicus subsp. corynothecus (Dipteracanthus australasicus subsp. corynothecus)

Dipteracanthus australasicus subsp. corynothecus (Dipteracanthus australasicus subsp. corynothecus) draft strategy (PDF 77 KB)



Dysphania plantaginella (Dysphania plantaginella)

Dysphania plantaginella (Dysphania plantaginella) draft strategy (PDF 77 KB)


Eastern Fat-tailed Gecko (Diplodactylus platyurus)

Eastern Fat-tailed Gecko (Diplodactylus platyurus) draft strategy (PDF 155 KB)












Harnieria hygrophiloides (Harnieria hygrophiloides)

Harnieria hygrophiloides (Harnieria hygrophiloides) draft strategy (PDF 531 KB)



Hoary Wattled Bat (Chalinolobus nigrogriseus)

Hoary Wattled Bat (Chalinolobus nigrogriseus) draft strategy (PDF 88 KB)







Lesser Creeping Fern (Arthropteris palisotii)

Lesser Creeping Fern (Arthropteris palisotii) draft strategy (PDF 78 KB)






Narrow-leafed Bumble (Capparis loranthifolia var. loranthifolia)

Narrow-leafed Bumble (Capparis loranthifolia var. loranthifolia) draft strategy (PDF 91 KB)




Oval-leafed Pseudanthus (Pseudanthus ovalifolius)

Oval-leafed Pseudanthus (Pseudanthus ovalifolius) draft strategy (PDF 143 KB)





Polycarpaea spirostylis subsp. glabra (Polycarpaea spirostylis subsp. glabra)

Polycarpaea spirostylis subsp. glabra (Polycarpaea spirostylis subsp. glabra) draft strategy (PDF 145 KB)





Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (coastal subspecies) (Calyptorhynchus banksii banksii)

Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (coastal subspecies) (Calyptorhynchus banksii banksii) draft strategy (PDF 77 KB)

























Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby (Petrogale xanthopus)

Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby (Petrogale xanthopus) draft strategy (PDF 220 KB)


Yellow-Keeled Swainsona (Swainsona flavicarinata)

Yellow-Keeled Swainsona (Swainsona flavicarinata) draft strategy (PDF 162 KB)



Yellow-tailed Plain Slider (Lerista xanthura)

Yellow-tailed Plain Slider (Lerista xanthura) draft strategy (PDF 86 KB)



A Hopbush (Dodonaea sinuolata subsp. acrodentata)

A Hopbush (Dodonaea sinuolata subsp. acrodentata) draft strategy (PDF 74KB)





Botany Bay Bearded Orchid (Pterostylis sp. Botany Bay)

Botany Bay Bearded Orchid (Pterostylis sp. Botany Bay) draft strategy (PDF 139KB)





Coxen's Fig-Parrot (Cyclopsitta diophthalma coxeni)

Coxen's Fig-Parrot (Cyclopsitta diophthalma coxeni) draft strategy (PDF 73KB)










Eucalyptus sp. Howes Swamp Creek (Eucalyptus sp. Howes Swamp Creek)

Eucalyptus sp. Howes Swamp Creek (Eucalyptus sp. Howes Swamp Creek) draft strategy (PDF 147KB)










Lord Howe Earthworm (Pericryptodrilus nanus)

Lord Howe Earthworm (Pericryptodrilus nanus) draft strategy (PDF 72KB)



Majors Creek Leek Orchid (Prasophyllum sp. Majors Creek)

Majors Creek Leek Orchid (Prasophyllum sp. Majors Creek) draft strategy (PDF 140KB)



Mueller's Eyebright (Euphrasia collina subsp. muelleri)

Mueller's Eyebright (Euphrasia collina subsp. muelleri) draft strategy (PDF 138KB)












Small Pale Grass-lily (Caesia parviflora var. minor)

Small Pale Grass-lily (Caesia parviflora var. minor) draft strategy (PDF 74KB)


Southern Pink Underwing Moth (Phyllodes imperialis southern subspecies)

Southern Pink Underwing Moth (Phyllodes imperialis southern subspecies) draft strategy (PDF 147KB)








Acacia melvillei Shrubland in the Riverina and Murray-Darling Depression bioregions

Acacia melvillei Shrubland in the Riverina and Murray-Darling Depression bioregions draft strategy (PDF 164KB)


Agnes Banks Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion

Agnes Banks Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 823KB)



Bangalay Sand Forest of the Sydney Basin and South East Corner bioregions

Bangalay Sand Forest of the Sydney Basin and South East Corner bioregions draft strategy (PDF 99KB)


Ben Halls Gap National Park Sphagnum Moss Cool Temperate Rainforest

Ben Halls Gap National Park Sphagnum Moss Cool Temperate Rainforest draft strategy (PDF 145kB)


Blue Gum High Forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion

Blue Gum High Forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 1MB)


Blue Mountains Swamps in the Sydney Basin Bioregion

Blue Mountains Swamps in the Sydney Basin Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 98KB)


Brigalow-Gidgee woodland/shrubland in the Mulga Lands and Darling Riverine Plains Bioregions

Brigalow-Gidgee woodland/shrubland in the Mulga Lands and Darling Riverine Plains Bioregions draft strategy (PDF 99KB)


Brigalow within the Brigalow Belt South, Nandewar and Darling Riverine Plains Bioregions

Brigalow within the Brigalow Belt South, Nandewar and Darling Riverine Plains Bioregions draft strategy (PDF 89KB)


Byron Bay Dwarf Graminoid Clay Heath Community

Byron Bay Dwarf Graminoid Clay Heath Community draft strategy (PDF 212KB)


Cadellia pentastylis (Ooline) community in the Nandewar and Brigalow Belt South Bioregions

Cadellia pentastylis (Ooline) community in the Nandewar and Brigalow Belt South Bioregions draft strategy (PDF 102KB)


Carbeen Open Forest Community in the Darling Riverine Plains and Brigalow Belt South Bioregions

Carbeen Open Forest Community in the Darling Riverine Plains and Brigalow Belt South Bioregions draft strategy (PDF 88KB)







Coastal Cypress Pine Forest in the New South Wales North Coast Bioregion

Coastal Cypress Pine Forest in the New South Wales North Coast Bioregion strategy existing strategy (PDF 25KB)
Coastal Cypress Pine Forest in the New South Wales North Coast Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 109KB)


Coastal Saltmarsh in the New South Wales North Coast, Sydney Basin and South East Corner Bioregions

Coastal Saltmarsh in the New South Wales North Coast, Sydney Basin and South East Corner Bioregions draft strategy (PDF 95KB)



Cooks River/Castlereagh Ironbark Forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion

Cooks River/Castlereagh Ironbark Forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 98KB)


Coolac-Tumut Serpentinite Shrubby Woodland in the NSW South Western Slopes and South Eastern Highlands Bioregions

Coolac-Tumut Serpentinite Shrubby Woodland in the NSW South Western Slopes and South Eastern Highlands Bioregions draft strategy (PDF 162KB)


Coolibah-Black Box Woodland in the Darling Riverine Plains, Brigalow Belt South, Cobar Peneplain and Mulga Lands Bioregion

Coolibah-Black Box Woodland in the Darling Riverine Plains, Brigalow Belt South, Cobar Peneplain and Mulga Lands Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 101KB)


Cumberland Plain Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion

Cumberland Plain Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 103KB)


Dry Rainforest of the South East Forests in the South East Corner Bioregion

Dry Rainforest of the South East Forests in the South East Corner Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 101KB)


Freshwater Wetlands on Coastal Floodplains of the New South Wales North Coast, Sydney Basin and South East Corner Bioregions

Freshwater Wetlands on Coastal Floodplains of the New South Wales North Coast, Sydney Basin and South East Corner Bioregions draft strategy (PDF 97KB)


Fuzzy Box Woodland on alluvial Soils of the South Western Slopes, Darling Riverine Plains and Brigalow Belt South Bioregions

Fuzzy Box Woodland on alluvial Soils of the South Western Slopes, Darling Riverine Plains and Brigalow Belt South Bioregions draft strategy (PDF 105KB)



Halosarcia lylei low open-shrubland in the Murray Darling Depression Bioregion

Halosarcia lylei low open-shrubland in the Murray Darling Depression Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 101KB)


Howell Shrublands in the New England Tableland and Nandewar Bioregions

Howell Shrublands in the New England Tableland and Nandewar Bioregions draft strategy (PDF 87KB)


Hunter Lowland Redgum Forest in the Sydney Basin and New South Wales North Coast Bioregions

Hunter Lowland Redgum Forest in the Sydney Basin and New South Wales North Coast Bioregions draft strategy (PDF 87KB)



Hunter Valley Vine Thicket in the NSW North Coast and Sydney Basin Bioregions

Hunter Valley Vine Thicket in the NSW North Coast and Sydney Basin Bioregions draft strategy (PDF 83KB)


Hunter Valley Weeping Myall Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion

Hunter Valley Weeping Myall Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 117KB)


Hygrocybeae Community of Lane Cove Bushland Park in the Sydney Basin Bioregion

Hygrocybeae Community of Lane Cove Bushland Park in the Sydney Basin Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 242KB)


Inland Grey Box Woodland in the Riverina, NSW South Western Slopes, Cobar Peneplain, Nandewar and Brigalow Belt South Bioregions

Inland Grey Box Woodland in the Riverina, NSW South Western Slopes, Cobar Peneplain, Nandewar and Brigalow Belt South Bioregions draft strategy (PDF 110KB)


Kincumber Scribbly Gum Forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion

Kincumber Scribbly Gum Forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 189KB)


Kurnell Dune Forest in the Sutherland Shire and City of Rockdale

Kurnell Dune Forest in the Sutherland Shire and City of Rockdale draft strategy (PDF 599KB)


Kurri Sand Swamp Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion

Kurri Sand Swamp Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 86KB)




Lowland Rainforest in the NSW North Coast and Sydney Basin Bioregions

Lowland Rainforest in the NSW North Coast and Sydney Basin Bioregions draft strategy (PDF 103KB)


Lowland Rainforest on Floodplain in the New South Wales North Coast Bioregion

Lowland Rainforest on Floodplain in the New South Wales North Coast Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 104KB)




McKies Stringybark/Blackbutt Open Forest in the Nandewar and New England Tableland Bioregions

McKies Stringybark/Blackbutt Open Forest in the Nandewar and New England Tableland Bioregions draft strategy (PDF 85KB)


Melaleuca armillaris Tall Shrubland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion

Melaleuca armillaris Tall Shrubland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 97KB)


Moist Shale Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion

Moist Shale Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 87KB)


Montane Peatlands and Swamps of the New England Tableland, NSW North Coast, Sydney Basin, South East Corner, South Eastern Highlands and Australian Alps bioregions

Montane Peatlands and Swamps of the New England Tableland, NSW North Coast, Sydney Basin, South East Corner, South Eastern Highlands and Australian Alps bioregions draft strategy (PDF 98KB)



Mount Gibraltar Forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion

Mount Gibraltar Forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 84KB)


Mount Kaputar high elevation and dry rainforest land snail and slug community in the Nandewar and Brigalow Belt South Bioregions

Mount Kaputar high elevation and dry rainforest land snail and slug community in the Nandewar and Brigalow Belt South Bioregions draft strategy (PDF 217KB)


Myall Woodland in the Darling Riverine Plains, Brigalow Belt South, Cobar Peneplain, Murray-Darling Depression, Riverina and NSW South Western Slopes bioregions

Myall Woodland in the Darling Riverine Plains, Brigalow Belt South, Cobar Peneplain, Murray-Darling Depression, Riverina and NSW South Western Slopes bioregions draft strategy (PDF 94KB)


Native Vegetation on Cracking Clay Soils of the Liverpool Plains

Native Vegetation on Cracking Clay Soils of the Liverpool Plains draft strategy (PDF 155KB)



Pilliga Outwash Ephemeral Wetlands in the Brigalow Belt South Bioregion

Pilliga Outwash Ephemeral Wetlands in the Brigalow Belt South Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 84KB)


Pittwater and Wagstaffe Spotted Gum Forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion

Pittwater and Wagstaffe Spotted Gum Forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 96KB)


Quorrobolong Scribbly Gum Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion

Quorrobolong Scribbly Gum Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 263KB)


Ribbon Gum-Mountain Gum-Snow Gum Grassy Forest/Woodland of the New England Tableland Bioregion

Ribbon Gum-Mountain Gum-Snow Gum Grassy Forest/Woodland of the New England Tableland Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 151KB)


River-Flat Eucalypt Forest on Coastal Floodplains of the New South Wales North Coast, Sydney Basin and South East Corner Bioregions

River-Flat Eucalypt Forest on Coastal Floodplains of the New South Wales North Coast, Sydney Basin and South East Corner Bioregions draft strategy (PDF 108KB)


Robertson Basalt Tall Open-forest in the Sydney Basin and South Eastern Highlands Bioregions

Robertson Basalt Tall Open-forest in the Sydney Basin and South Eastern Highlands Bioregions draft strategy (PDF 83KB)


Robertson Rainforest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion

Robertson Rainforest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 99KB)


Semi-evergreen Vine Thicket in the Brigalow Belt South and Nandewar Bioregions

Semi-evergreen Vine Thicket in the Brigalow Belt South and Nandewar Bioregions draft strategy (PDF 87KB)


Shale Gravel Transition Forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion

Shale Gravel Transition Forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 169KB)


Shale Sandstone Transition Forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion

Shale Sandstone Transition Forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 170KB)


Southern Highlands Shale Woodlands in the Sydney Basin Bioregion

Southern Highlands Shale Woodlands in the Sydney Basin Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 85KB)


Southern Sydney sheltered forest on transitional sandstone soils in the Sydney Basin Bioregion

Southern Sydney sheltered forest on transitional sandstone soils in the Sydney Basin Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 84KB)


Subtropical Coastal Floodplain Forest of the New South Wales North Coast Bioregion

Subtropical Coastal Floodplain Forest of the New South Wales North Coast Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 90KB)


Swamp Oak Floodplain Forest of the New South Wales North Coast, Sydney Basin and South East Corner Bioregions

Swamp Oak Floodplain Forest of the New South Wales North Coast, Sydney Basin and South East Corner Bioregions draft strategy (PDF 168KB)


Swamp Sclerophyll Forest on Coastal Floodplains of the New South Wales North Coast, Sydney Basin and South East Corner Bioregions

Swamp Sclerophyll Forest on Coastal Floodplains of the New South Wales North Coast, Sydney Basin and South East Corner Bioregions draft strategy (PDF 168KB)


Sydney Freshwater Wetlands in the Sydney Basin Bioregion

Sydney Freshwater Wetlands in the Sydney Basin Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 165KB)



The Shorebird Community occurring on the relict tidal delta sands at Taren Point

The Shorebird Community occurring on the relict tidal delta sands at Taren Point draft strategy (PDF 273KB)


Umina Coastal Sandplain Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion

Umina Coastal Sandplain Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 502KB)


Upland Wetlands of the Drainage Divide of the New England Tableland Bioregion

Upland Wetlands of the Drainage Divide of the New England Tableland Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 92KB)


Warkworth Sands Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion

Warkworth Sands Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 531KB)


Western Sydney Dry Rainforest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion

Western Sydney Dry Rainforest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 98KB)


White Box Yellow Box Blakely’s Red Gum Woodland

White Box Yellow Box Blakely’s Red Gum Woodland draft strategy (PDF 240KB)



Windswept Feldmark in the Australian Alps Bioregion

Windswept Feldmark in the Australian Alps Bioregion draft strategy (PDF 176KB)

Have your say

The consultation is open for comment from 7 October to 3 November 2019.

You can provide your written submission in any of the following ways:

  • By email: Send comments to savingourspecies@environment.nsw.gov.au 
  • By mail: Post a written submission to –
    Comments to draft SoS strategies
    Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
    PO Box A290, Sydney South NSW 1232. 
  • Online: Make a submission by using the online form below.

Submissions will be made publicly available unless otherwise advised.

Where can I see printed copies of the documents?

Hard copies are available for viewing at the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment Customer Centre, Level 14, 59-61 Goulburn St, Sydney.

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