Ngambaa Nature Reserve feral predator–free area

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking feedback on the review of environmental factors for the Ngambaa Nature Reserve feral predator–free area. The consultation closes on 16 August 2022.

Ngambaa Nature Reserve is one of the 4 sites comprising the feral predator-free project, one of the most significant threatened-fauna and ecological restoration projects in NSW’s history.

This feral predator-free area will involve a fenced area, or conservation fencing of 2,500 hectares and will have a measurable benefit for at least 12 threatened animal species and the re-establishment of up to 5 native mammal species currently listed as extinct in New South Wales.

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is seeking feedback on the Ngambaa Nature Reserve: review of environmental factors for the proposed feral predator–free area (REF), which provides a comprehensive and detailed environmental impact assessment of the scope of works.

The scope of works assessed in this REF includes:

  • construction of both perimeter and internal conservation fencing
  • the creation of a cleared 15m wide corridor along perimeter conservation fencing and the construction of new management trails within this corridor
  • upgrade and maintenance of existing management trails in the reserve
  • establishment of ancillary facilities such as temporary construction compounds, staff accommodation and research facilities in the reserve
  • eradication of feral predators and herbivores inside the perimeter conservation fencing.

The assessment of the reintroduction and translocation of locally extinct animal species is not included in the scope of works assessed in this REF. This activity, that completes the core steps to set up the feral predator-free area, will be subject to a future assessment process.

Have your say

NPWS invites you to comment on the REF which is on public exhibition from 15 July 2022 to 16 August 2022.

You can view hard copies of the REF at the NPWS Coffs Coast Area Office:

4/32 Edgar Street, Coffs Harbour (open 10:00am – 03:00pm)

You can provide your feedback in any of the following ways:

  • Complete the online form below
  • Email your feedback to: npws.coffscoast@environment.nsw.gov.au
  • Post your written feedback to –
    Project Manager
    NPWS Coffs Coast Area Office
    PO Box 4200
    Coffs Harbour 2450

Feedback is most effective when we understand your ideas and the outcomes you want to be considered by the REF for the Yathong feral predator-free area.

Some suggestions to help you write your feedback are:

  • write clearly and be specific about the issues that are of concern to you
  • note which part or section of the document your comments relate to
  • give reasons to support your points – to make it easier to consider your ideas and avoid misinterpretation
  • tell us specifically what part of the REF you agree/disagree with and why you agree or disagree
  • where possible, suggest solutions or alternatives to managing any issues raised.
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