NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, 2001
ISBN 0 7313 6214 4
About the plan
This document constitutes the formal New South Wales State Recovery Plan for the Tumut Grevillea (Grevillea wilkinsonii), and as such considers the conservation requirements of the species across its known range. It identifies actions to be undertaken to ensure the long-term viability of the species in nature and the parties who will carry these out.
The Tumut Grevillea is listed as Endangered (Schedule 1, Part 1) on the Commonwealth's Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and Endangered (Schedule 1, Part 1) on the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995. It is a straggly to dense shrub, usually up to 2 m tall and wide. The species is endemic to NSW, being confined to a 4.5 km stretch of the Goobarragandra River approximately 14-18 km south-east of the township of Tumut. Seven sites of the Tumut Grevillea, supporting 80% of the population, occur on private freehold land while the remaining two sites are on Crown land.
The first actions to recover this species were carried out in 1991. Since then, a large number of other Recovery Actions have been carried out, many with the financial assistance of the Commonwealth under its Endangered Species Program. These previous actions are described in this Plan.
The future Recovery Actions detailed in this Recovery Plan include; (i) periodic evaluation of population size, trends and threats at each site, (ii) consultation with landowners and implementation of agreed cooperative management at each site, (iii) preparation and implementation of Joint Management Agreements for Crown land sites, (iv) determination of the need for reintroduction, enrichment planting and/or cultivation, (v) incorporation of mechanisms to protect the Tumut Grevillea into planning documents such as Local Environmental Plans, (vi) the provision of information to the community, and (vii) active encouragement of community participation in the recovery program.
It is intended that this Recovery Plan will be implemented over a five-year period. Actions will be largely implemented using existing resources of various NSW Government agencies and community- based groups. An additional $40,600 will be required to implement some currently unfunded actions.