Liverpool Plains Biodiversity Enhancement

Local Land Services is actively managing more than 6,000 hectares of high biodiversity land spread across sites at Breeza, Barraba, Mt Watermark and Tambar Springs under the Waratah Project.

The land was formally acquired in January 2022 from China Shenhua Energy Company Limited, following a $100 million agreement with the NSW Government.

We will be managing this land with a strong focus on long-term protection and enhancement of native biodiversity, while ensuring environmental and cultural assets are protected. This work will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Protection and revegetation of koala habitat and corridors
  • Regenerating endangered ecological communities and enhancing habitat for threatened species
  • Protecting native flora and fauna through targeted control of pest animals and weeds.

We look forward to working with surrounding landholders, as well as the region’s Indigenous groups, environmental groups and other stakeholders. Together, we can ensure the best environmental, cultural and production outcomes are achieved across the landscape.

Map of locations managed under the Liverpool Plains Biodiversity Enhancement project.

Project updates will be published on the Waratah Project page. If you would like to find out more about this valuable work we will be undertaking and receive regular updates from us as to how it is progressing, please sign up for our newsletter.

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