Biodiversity offsets - Hunter

Roads and Maritime has provided biodiversity offsets in the Hunter region in the general locations shown on the map below.

Map showing the location of Hunter region biodiversity offsets. Locations are listed in the tables on this page.

Karuah

Project Description Area of Offset (hectares) Type of Agreement Land owner
Karuah BypassEighty-nine hectares of threatened species habitat was provided to NPWS to offset 47ha of residual impacts of the Karuah Bypass. The offset contains similar vegetation types and threatened species impacted by the Karuah Bypass, including an area of SEPP 14 wetlands. NPWS agreed to incorportate offset into the adjacent Karuah Nature Reserve which provides important habitat for Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus, listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act and as a vulnerable population under the EPBC Act), wallabies and kangaroos.89Land transferNPWS
Karuah to BulahdelahA proportion of the 560ha property on Mount Karuah offsets the residual impacts of the Bulahdelah Upgrade. The offset contains high quality habitats located on a vertical gradient between the intertidal zone and the top of Mount Karuah. The following species are known to have occured in this land parcel and this habitat is now protected from potential development: Glossy Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami, listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act), Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua, listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act), Brushtailed Phascogale (Phascogale tapoatafa, listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act), Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus, listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act and a vulnerable population under the EPBC Act), Squirrel Glider (Petaurus norfolcensis, listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act), Eucalyptus fergusonii ssp. Fergusonii and Black Eyed Susan (Tetratheca juncea, listed as vulnerable under both the TSC Act and the EPBC Act).Part of 560Land transferNPWS
Moorland to Herons CreekOffsets included conserving and managing biodiversity values along the road corridor. A proportion of the 560ha property on Mount Karuah offsets the residual impacts of the Bulahdelah Upgrade. The offset contains high quality habitats located on a vertical gradient between the intertidal zone and the top of Mount Karuah. The following species are known to have occured in this land parcel and this habitat is now protected from potential development: Glossy Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami, listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act), Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua, listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act), Brushtailed Phascogale (Phascogale tapoatafa, listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act), Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus, listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act and a vulnerable population under the EPBC Act), Squirrel Glider (Petaurus norfolcensis, listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act), Eucalyptus fergusonii ssp. Fergusonii and Black Eyed Susan (Tetratheca juncea, listed as vulnerable under both the TSC Act and the EPBC Act).Part of 560Land transferNPWS
Bulahdelah UpgradeA proportion of the 560ha property on Mount Karuah offsets the residual impacts of the Bulahdelah Upgrade. The offset contains high quality habitats located on a vertical gradient between the intertidal zone and the top of Mount Karuah. The following species are known to have occured in this land parcel and this habitat is now protected from potential development: Glossy Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami, listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act), Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua, listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act), Brushtailed Phascogale (Phascogale tapoatafa, listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act), Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus, listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act and a vulnerable population under the EPBC Act), Squirrel Glider (Petaurus norfolcensis, listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act), Eucalyptus fergusonii ssp. Fergusonii and Black Eyed Susan (Tetratheca juncea, listed as vulnerable under both the TSC Act and the EPBC Act).Part of 560Land transferNPWS
Bundacree Creek to Possum BrushA proportion of the 560ha property on Mount Karuah offsets the residual impacts of the Buladehlah Upgrade. The offset contains high quality habitats located on a vertical gradient between the intertidal zone and the top of Mount Karuah. The following species are known to have occured in this land parcel and this habitat is now protected from potential development: Glossy Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami, listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act), Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua, listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act), Brushtailed Phascogale (Phascogale tapoatafa, listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act), Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus, listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act and as a vulnerable population under the EPBC Act), Squirrel Glider (Petaurus norfolcensis, listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act), Eucalyptus fergusonii ssp. Fergusonii and Black Eyed Susan (Tetratheca juncea, listed as vulnerable under both the TSC Act and the EPBC Act).Part of 560Land transferNPWS
Coopernook to MoorlandA proportion of the 560ha property on Mount Karuah offsets the residual impacts of the Bulahdelah Upgrade. The offset contains high quality habitats located on a vertical gradient between the intertidal zone and the top of Mount Karuah. The following species are known to have occured in this land parcel and this habitat is now protected from potential development: Glossy Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami, listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act), Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua, listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act), Brushtailed Phascogale (Phascogale tapoatafa, listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act), Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus, listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act and a vulnerable population underthe EPBC Act), Squirrel Glider (Petaurus norfolcensis, listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act), Eucalyptus fergusonii ssp. Fergusonii and Black Eyed Susan (Tetratheca juncea, listed as vulnerable under both the TSC Act and the EPBC Act).Part of 560Land transferNPWS
Location of the biodiversity offset near Karuah for Pacific Highway Upgrades.

Newcastle

Project Description Area of Offset (hectares) Type of Agreement Land owner
West Charlestown BypassThe offset has high conservation value and is now part of the Glenrock State Conservation Area. It offsets residual impacts of the Bypass on three threatened species. The offset protects this area from potential residential development.21Land transferNPWS
Hunter ExpresswayOffsets for the Hunter Expressway  includes 328ha of the Kurri Sand Swamp Woodland (listed as EEC under the TSC Act),  the flora species Eucalyptus parramttensis ssp. decadens (listed as vulnerable under both the TSC Act and EPBC Act) and Grevillea parviflora ssp. parviflora (listed as vulnerable under both the TSC Act and EPBC Act) and 180ha of habitat for the flora species Black Eyed Susan (Tetratheca juncea, listed as vulnerable under both the TSC Act and the EPBC Act) . Offsets also contain Lower Hunter Spotted Gum/Iron bark Forest (listed as  EEC under the TSC Act), Grey Gum/Scribbly Gum Forest, Ephemeral Wetland, Coastal Plains Smooth-barked Apple Woodland, Alluvial Tall Moist Forest, Coastal Foothills Spotted Gum-Ironbark Forest and Lower Hunter Spotted Gum-Ironbark Forest.641Land transferNPW
Location of the biodiversity offsets near Newcastle for the Hunter Expressway and West Charlestown Bypass.

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