National recovery plan for the Deane's Paperbark (Melaleuca deanei)
NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water
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This document constitutes the formal National and NSW State Recovery Plan for Melaleuca deanei (Deane’s Paperbark) (family Myrtaceae). It considers the conservation requirements of the species across its known range, and identifies the actions to be taken to ensure the long-term viability of Melaleuca deanei in nature and the parties who will undertake these actions.
Melaleuca deanei is listed as vulnerable under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995. It is a single or multi-stemmed shrub to 5 metres high that occupies broad flat ridgetops, dry ridges and slopes in the Sydney Basin Bioregion. It is known from 94 populations between St. Albans to the north of Sydney, and Nowra to the south.
The overall objective of this recovery plan is to ensure the long-term survival of Melaleuca deanei in the wild by promoting in situ conservation. The recovery actions detailed in this plan include:
- to protect a representative sample of populations on public and private lands;
- to identify and manage the threats operating at sites that contain the species;
- to conduct surveys and research that will assist with the management of the species; and
- to raise awareness about the threats to the species and involve the community in the recovery program.
It is intended that the recovery plan will be implemented over a five-year period. The actions in this plan will primarily be undertaken by the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water.