National recovery plan for the Tallong Midge Orchid (Genoplesium plumosum)

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, May 2002
ISBN 0 731 36457 0

Table 2: Estimated costs, funding source and responsible parties for implementing the actions identified in the Tallong Midge Orchid Recovery Plan.


Action No. Action Description *Priority ^Feasibility Responsible Party Fund Source Cost Estimate
($s/ year)
Total cost ($s)
01/02 02/03 03/04 04/05 05/06
1.1 Undertake accurate counts of flowering plants 1 100% NPWS and Recovery Team NHT1 1,400 0 0 0 0 1,400
cash 0 1,400♦ 0 0 0 1,400♦
1.2 Survey additional sites of potential habitat 1 100% NPWS and Recovery Team NHT1 1,750 0 0 0 0 1,750
cash 0 700 700 0 0 1,400
1.3 NPWS continue to advocate that adequate surveys of sites of proposed developments or activities should be undertaken 1 100% NPWS Any proponent of development or activities           uncosted
2 Monitoring 1 100% NPWS and Recovery Team NHT1 1,400 0 0 0 0 1,400
In kind 0 1,050 1,050 1,050 1,050 4,200
3.1 Promote the establishment of medium and
long-term protection of all sites
1 80% NPWS NHT1 700 0 0 0 0 700
In kind 0 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,400 5,600
3.2 Erection of signs to protect Tallong Midge Orchid habitat within roadside vegetation. 2 100% NPWS NHT1 1,500 0 0 0 0 1,500
3.3 NPWS to recommend to MSC the need for Comprehensive impact assessment of proposed
developments or activities
1 100% NPWS In kind           uncosted
Consent Authorities In kind           uncosted
3.4 NPWS to request MSC to include advisory note recording the presence of occurrences of this species on s.149 certificates 1 100% NPWS In kind 350 0 350 0 350 1,050
3.5 NPWSNPWS to request DLWC to dedicate the Crown Land site 1 80% NPWS In kind 700 350 0 0 0 1,050
3.6 Identification and nomination of Critical Habitat 2 100% NPWS In kind 0 0 0 700 700 1,400
4.1 Prepare pamphlet describing the species, its
management and monitoring program
2 100% NPWS NHT1 1,000 0 0 0 0 1,000
In kind 700 0 0 0 0 700
4.2 Involve local community members in detecting
when the species begins flowering
2 80% NPWS and Recovery Team NHT1 700 0 0 0 0 700
In kind 0 700 350 350 350 1,750
4.3 Provide opportunities for monitoring and
recovery efforts to landholders
2 80% NPWS NHT1 700 0 0 0 0 700
In kind 0 350 350 350 350 1,400
4.4 Include the conservation of the Tallong Midge
Orchid in the education program at the Tallong
Campus of Santa Sabina College
2 100% NPWS NHT1 1,050 0 0 0 0 1,050
Santa Sabina College In kind 0 350 350 350 350 1,400
In kind           uncosted
5 Maintenance of an effective Recovery Team 1 100% NPWS NHT1 1,050 0 0 0 0 1,050
In kind 0 1,050 1,050 1,050 1,050 4,200
  Annual and total cost of the Tallong Midge
Orchid Recovery Program
      Cash 0 2,100 700 0 0 2,800
In kind 1,750 5,250 4,900 5,250 5,600 22,750
'NHT'1 11,250 0 0 0 0 11,250
Total 13,000 7,350 5,250 5,250 5,600 36,800

Costing Explanations

Where fund source is listed as Cash, funding will be sought from sources such as Natural Heritage Trust, industry sponsors, the NSW State Biodiversity Program and NPWS annual provisions for implementation of threatened species programs.

Salary for 'in-kind' contributions is calculated at $350 per day, which includes officer salary and on-costs, provision of office space, vehicles, administration support and staff management.

1 Funding already allocated from the Commonwealth Natural Heritage Trust Endangered Species Program.
* Priority ratings as defined by Commonwealth Recovery Plan guidelines: 1 - action critical to prevent extinction, 2 - action prevents negative impact short of extinction,
^ Feasibility assessment reflects estimated chance of success of the action on a scale of 0-100%.
Funding only required if the 2002 survey is not possible due to unfavourable seasonal conditions.