Wednesday August 16, 2017
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP has today announced that the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) recently acquired two parcels of land in Mulgoa. One parcel, being 14.5 hectares, adjoins Kemps Creek Nature Reserve and the other parcel is 3 hectares and adjoins Western Sydney Regional Park.
Tanya Davies said the lands were transferred to the Minister administering the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 as part of a package of lands required to offset the construction of the M7 motorway.
The land added to Kemps Creek Nature Reserve contains Cumberland Plain Woodland, a Critically Endangered Ecological Community under Federal legislation, and gives a boost to conservation of this vegetation community.
A number of other endangered vegetation communities are found in the additions to Kemps Creek Nature Reserve including Shale-gravel Transition Forest, Sydney Coastal River Flat forest (comprising Alluvial Woodland), and Castlereagh Swamp Woodland, Tanya Davies said.
“This land also provides habitat for threatened fauna species that include Speckled Warbler (Cthonica sagittata) Masked owl (Tyto novaehollandiae), the Grey-headed Flying Fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) Large-footed Myotis (Myotis adversus), and the Cumberland Plain Land Snail (Meridolum corneovirens), all of which will now have a better chance of survival for future generations” Tanya Davies said.
If you have any questions about this land please contact Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) on (02) 4572 3100.
Media: Angela Maltese (02) 9834 2966