Zieria granulata (Illawarra Zieria) Recovery Plan

NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, 2005
ISBN: 1 7412 2143 9

7 Previous Recovery Actions

7.1 Profile and environmental impact assessment guidelines

A species profile and environmental impact assessment guidelines have been prepared for Z. granulata (Appendix 3) to assist public authorities, community groups and private landholders in the conservation of the species. These documents also aim to assist consent and determining authorities in the statutory assessment of potential impacts on the species.

7.2 Establishment of a recovery team

The Illawarra Regional Threatened Flora Recovery Team was established in June 2001 to coordinate the recovery planning for six plant species which occur in the Illawarra region and are listed as endangered at a State and National level. These species are Irenepharsus trypherus, Daphnandra sp. C Illawarra, Zieria granulata, Pterostylis gibbosa, Cynanchum elegans and Pimelea spicata.

Representatives of the public authorities that are involved in the planning and/or management of remnant vegetation in this region are present on the recovery team, as are representatives of various regional organisations and community groups.

7.3 Community awareness initiatives

  • An information brochure has been prepared and distributed to raise awareness of the six Threatened Plants of the Illawarra including Z. granulata.
  • In June 2002, the Australian Network for Plant Conservation and Wollongong City Council conducted a workshop to raise awareness of issues relating to the conservation of threatened flora in the Illawarra. Z. granulata was one of the subject species of that workshop.
  • In November 2002, Landcare Illawarra conducted a workshop to raise awareness of Z. granulata and five other endangered flora species amongst Landcare groups and interested individuals.
  • The DEC has initiated a program of meeting landholders with Z. granulata on their property to discuss sympathetic management of the species and the opportunities for entering into conservation agreements.

7.4 In situ protection

  • A Registered Property Agreement under the Native Vegetation Conservation Act 1997 has been signed to protect a sub-site (Zg89a) on privately owned land at Toolijooa. The sub-site is of particular significance as it forms a substantial proportion of the southern most recorded Z. granulata site.
  • A Voluntary Conservation Agreement (VCA) under the NSW TSC Act has been signed to protect a site (Zg84) at Foxground. A VCA is also being negotiated with Kiama Municipal Council to protect a site (Zg60) at Willow Creek.
  • Threat abatement works including fencing to exclude livestock, bush regeneration and rubbish removal are being implemented at several Z. granulata sites with the assistance of landholders and volunteer groups, including Tullimbah Landcare and the Friends of Bass Point.