Department of the Environment and Heritage, November 2004
- Review of the conservation values of Commonwealth land in western Sydney - review excluding appendices (PDF - 255 KB)
- Appendix A: Study area and existing conservation reserves (PDF - 308 KB)
- Appendix B: Landsat image of the study area (PDF - 1,506 KB)
- Appendix C: Important large remnants of native vegetation (PDF - 298 KB)
- Appendix D: Threatened ecological communities listed under the EPBC Act (PDF - 311 KB)
- Appendix E: Areas of richness for vertebrate fauna species (PDF - 293 KB)
- Appendix F: Natural and Cultural Heritage Values that are known or likely to occur on each property (PDF - 400 KB)
- Appendix G: Location of Commonwealth land at Llandilo, Orchard Hills, Holsworthy and Ingleburn in western Sydney (PDF - 1,656 KB)
- Appendix J: Distribution of areas of high conservation significance - Llandilo (PDF - 115 KB)
- Appendix K: Distribution of areas of high conservation significance - Orchard Hills (PDF - 166 KB)
- Appendix L: Distribution of areas of high conservation significance - Holsworthy (northern portion) (PDF - 254 KB)
- Appendix M: Distribution of areas of high conservation significance - Ingleburn (PDF - 96 KB)
About the review
The requirement for this review follows a decision by the Howard Government in 2001 in which it was decided that 828 hectares, including all of the endangered Cumberland Plain Woodland, on the former Australian Defence Industries Site in the western Sydney suburb of St Mary's was to be protected.
Around the time of this decision, the Environment Minister Senator the Hon Robert Hill noted in a media release that Cumberland Plain Woodland was once abundant in western Sydney but due to intense agricultural and urban development only eight per cent now remained. In a media release, Senator Hill stated that the Government would commission a review of all remaining Commonwealth open space in western Sydney to assess its conservation values. Senator Hill suggested that the purpose of the review was to ensure that future development of such land is compatible with good conservation practice.