Cumberland Plain Recovery Plan

16 February 2011

The government has released an approved recovery plan for the Cumberland Plain in Western Sydney. Among other things, the plan is based on the idea that:

  • the protection and management of large, intact remnants is more effective and efficient than trying to save smaller, fragmented remnants; and
  • recovery efforts need to aim to ensure that a representative sample of all target threatened species, populations and communities is conserved.

The plan identifies priority conservation lands (see figure 1, PDF page 6). The plan is available here.

In certain circumstances, the recovery plan can inform decisions made under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.