Daphnandra sp. C Illawarra (Illawarra Socketwood) Recovery Plan

Department of Environment and Conservation (NSW), 2005
ISBN: 1 7412 2144 7

Appendix 8: Summary of advice from the NSW Scientific Committee

Under Section 66A of the TSC Act (1995), recovery plans must include a summary of any advice given by the NSW Scientific Committee, details of any amendments made to the plan to take account of that advice and a statement of reasons for any departure from that advice. The Scientific Committee’s comments on the draft Daphnandra sp. C ‘Illawarra’ Recovery Plan and details of the amendments made are tabled below.

Section Comment Response
- Replace NVC Act with NV Act Amended
5.2 How certain is the identity of the Scarborough population? It is considerably disjunct. No amendment necessary. The identity of the Scarborough population has been confirmed by Anders Bofeldt, Wollongong Botanic Gardens.
6 There is good distributional data in the plan but virtually no biological data. No amendment necessary. All known biological data for the species is included in the plan. Actions 6.1 & 6.2 aim to improve knowledge of the biology and ecology of the species.
8.3.5 Deer damage is suspected but is not presently considered to be significant. What is the basis for saying it is not significant. Amended. Substantial damage resulting from the grazing of feral deer was reported by a landholder subsequent to the draft recovery plan being placed on public exhibition. This has been acknowledged in the final plan.
Table 8 Does the Mount Annan Botanic Gardens have the capacity, budget and resources to handle seed for all the threatened plants in NSW? No amendment necessary. The DEC has committed in-kind funds to undertaking the longterm storage of seed of this species.
Table 8 In light of DEC budget stringency, are the proposed budgets feasible? No amendment necessary. The proposed budget is feasible provided that external funds can be secured to implement the actions identified in Table 8 as having ‘unsecured’ funds.