The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area
Protecting World Heritage Area values
The project adopts a landscape approach to pest animal and weed management with a focus on cross-tenure pest animal campaigns and traditional Aboriginal fire management programs.
The funding will reduce the impacts of feral pigs, goats and deer on private property and national parklands. It will complement our ongoing pest animal control campaigns in the area including our feral pig campaign in partnership with landholders in the Megalong Valley and would also see key weed species targeted including African olive, cats claw creeper and willows.
The project will also see the extension of the Blue Mountains Firesticks program which focuses on evolving Traditional Indigenous Knowledge in the use of fire as a management tool in the environment as well as the continuation of a program to reduce the risk to Aboriginal Cultural sites including rock shelters.
Greater Sydney Local Land Services is working closely with Blue Mountains City Council in the area buffering the GBMWHA and complementing the work carried out by National Parks and Wildlife Service within the reserve.
“The Australian Government’s investment into the beautiful Blue Mountains will support vital on-ground efforts that bring benefits to our environment, our farms, and our communities”
- Paul Bennett, Land Services Manager, Greater Sydney
This project is supported by Greater Sydney Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.