There are currently 142 threatened species and 16 endangered ecological communities listed on the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act and known to occur in the Shoalhaven. These species or communities require an assessment of significance, or '7-part test', to be undertaken as part of the development assessment process.
Known threatened species in the Shoalhaven
Does your Development Application need a Flora & Fauna Assessment?
Council requires threatened species assessments and reports accompanying development applications to be of a standard that complies with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH); assessment of significance; survey guidelines. Threatened species assessments and reports submitted to Council need to be prepared by suitably qualified environmental consultant with the appropriate licences (OEH issued Scientific Licence and NSW Department of Primary Industries issued Animal Care; Ethics Committee approval).
Environmental Services has prepared a brochure on threatened species for people living in newly developed areas: Sharing Your Space (PDF 789kb) - Information Brochure.
Council’s Threatened Species Officers provide advice to staff and the public regarding threatened species issues. The position is responsible for undertaking site inspections and reviewing flora and fauna studies to assess development or subdivision applications for threatened species issues.