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Draft amendment to nature reserves

Have your say on the draft amendment to the plan of management for Castlereagh, Agnes Banks and Windsor Downs Nature Reserves.
Castlereagh Nature Reserve
Castlereagh Nature Reserve

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Andrew Bayley, DPIE

What’s this about?

The NSW Government proposes to create a feral predator-free area for native plants and animals within Castlereagh Nature Reserve or Windsor Downs Nature Reserve. This will be done by constructing feral predator-proof fencing, eradicating feral predators from within the fenced area, and reintroducing appropriate native animals. Areas such as this have already been created in several parks in western NSW as part of our Saving our Species program.

Feral predators have had a significant impact on Australian native animals, particularly those medium-sized ground-dwelling mammals that are highly susceptible to predation by cats and foxes.

A feral predator-free area will provide a unique opportunity to inform residents of western Sydney about the natural values of the Cumberland Plain, its native animals, the threats posed by feral predators and other pests, and the importance of protecting remaining habitat fragments.

Once adopted the amendment will enable the construction of a feral predator-free area and an education centre, to help community understanding of the program and its benefits.

Have your say

There are four ways you can provide your feedback below.

Have your say by Monday 8 March 2021.

Formal submission

22 January 2021 to 8 March 2021

Address: Manager Planning Evaluation and Assessment, Locked Bag 5022, Parramatta NSW 2124

Email

22 January 2021 to 8 March 2021

npws.parkplanning@environment.nsw.gov.au

Online consultation

22 January 2021 to 8 March 2021

Consultation website

Exhibition

22 January 2021 to 8 March 2021
9:00am to 5:00pm

Address: NPWS Scheyville Office, 71 Memorial Drive, Scheyville

Exhibition

22 January 2021 to 8 March 2021
9:00am to 5:00pm

Address: NPWS Bents Basin Office, 525 Wolstenholme Avenue, Greendale

Exhibition

22 January 2021 to 8 March 2021
9:00am to 5:00pm

Address: Hawkesbury Central Library, 300 George Street, Windsor

Exhibition

22 January 2021 to 8 March 2021
9:00am to 5:00pm

Address: Penrith City Library, 601 High Street, Penrith

Exhibition

22 January 2021 to 8 February 2021
9:00am to 5:00pm

Address: Richmond Branch Library, 29 Market Street, Richmond

Consultation period

From:22 January 2021
To:8 March 2021

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Email: Project team
Phone: 1300 361 967
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