Office of Environment and Heritage (NSW), 2011
This document constitutes the formal National and New South Wales State Recovery Plan for the Nowra Heath-myrtle (Triplarina nowraensis). It considers the conservation requirements of the species across its known range, identifies the future actions to be taken to ensure the long-term viability of the Nowra Heath-myrtle in nature and the parties who will carry these out.
The Nowra Heath-myrtle is listed as Endangered under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and as Endangered (Schedule 1, Part 1) on the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995.
There are five known populations, three of which form a cluster to the immediate west of Nowra. The fourth occurs in the Boolijong Creek catchment 18 km to the southwest of these and the fifth is located about 12 km west of Nowra on the plateau north of the Shoalhaven River.
The future Recovery Actions detailed in this Recovery Plan include:
- Determine the impact of Myrtle Rust on the Nowra Heath-myrtle
- Protect populations from road and track maintenance
- Liaise to ensure that fire regimes are appropriate
- Development impacts are minimised
- Survey of potential habitat
- Map critical habitat
- Monitor known populations
- Weed control
- Research the fire ecology
- Conservation agreements