Biodiversity offsets - Sydney

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

Map showing the location of biodiversity offsets in the Sydney region. Detailed information is provided in the tables on this page.

Colebee and Rouse Hill

Project Description Area of Offset (hectares) Type of Agreement Land owner
M7Offsets at Colebee contains the threatened flora species Dillwynia tenuifolia, Grevillea juniperina subsp. juniperina (bothlisted as vulnerable under the TSC Act) and Pultenaea parviflora (listed as Endangered under the TSC Act and vulnerable under the EPBC Act). The offset also protects Shale Gravel Transition Forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion (EEC under the TSC Act EPBC Act) and Cumberland Plain Woodland (listed as CEEC under the TSC Act and EPBC Act).54.9Land transferNPWS
M7Offsets at Rouse Hill contain Moist Shale Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion (listed as EEC under the TSC Act and as critically endangered under the EPBC Act) and Cumberland Plain Woodland (listed as CEEC under both the TSC Act and the EPBC Act).2.09Land transferNPWS
Locations of biodiversity offsets near Colebee and Rouse Hill for the M7 Motorway.

South Turramurra

Project Description Area of Offset (hectares) Type of Agreement Land owner
Wakehurst Parkway Drive - Seaforth OvalThe offset adds to the existing Auluba Reserve in South Turramurra.0.01Land transferCouncil
Location of the biodiversity offset at South Turramurra for Wakehurst Parkway Drive.

Kurnell

Project Description Area of Offset (hectares) Type of Agreement Land owner
M5 EastOffets were required for residual impacts on migratory shorebird habitat. A disused sand dredge quarry was remediated to provide feeding and roosting habitat for migratory shorebirds including Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis, listed as migratory under the EPBC Act), Red Knot (Calidris canutus, listed as migratory under the EPBC Act), Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata, listed as migratory under the EPBC Act) and Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia, listed as migratory under the EPBC Act). The site provides nesting habitat for the Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris, listed as endangered under the TSC Act). The offset is now known as Woolooware Shorebird Lagoon and is part of the Towra Point Nature Reserve Ramsar Site.3Land transferNPWS
Location of the biodiversity offset at Kurnell for the M5 East.

Campbelltown

Project Description Area of Offset (hectares) Type of Agreement Land owner
Bangor BypassOffsets included 3.5ha of Sand Stone Transition Forest (listed as an EEC under the TSC Act and EPBC Act) and an additional 35ha of Sandstone Ridgetop Woodland. The offset has been transferred to NPWS and is now part of the Dharawal State Conservation Area.73Land transferNPWS
Location of the biodiversity offset for the Bangor Bypass.

Bents Basin

Project Description Area of Offset (hectares) Type of Agreement Land owner
M7Offsets at Bents Basin (known as the Girl Guides site) contained Shale Sandstone Transition Forest (listed as an EEC under theTSC Act), Sandstone Ridgetop Woodland & Woodland Heath Complex and habitat for the Square-tailed Kite (Lophoictinia isura, listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act).43.9Land transferNPWS
M7Offsets at Bents Basin contained Shale/Sandstone Transition Forest (listed as an EEC under both the TSC Act and EPBC Act), Western Sandstone Gully Forest and habitat for the Square-tailed Kite (Lophoictinia isura,listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act).18.72Land transferNPWS
Location of the biodiversity offsets at Bents Basin for the M7 Motorway.

Horsley Park and Kemps Creek

Project Description Area of Offset (hectares) Type of Agreement Land owner
M7Offsets at Horsley Park contain the flora species Acacia pubescens (listed as endangered under both the TSC Act and EPBC Act) and Cumberland River Flat Forest/Alluvial Woodland and Cumberland Shale Plains Woodland (both listed as CEECs under the TSC Act).3Land transferNPWS
M7Offsets at Kemps Creek contains the flora species Acacia pubescens (listed as vulnerable under the TSC Act), Moist Shale Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion (listed as an EEC under the TSC Act) and Cumberland Plain Woodland (listed as CEEC listed under both the TSC Act and the EPBC Act).14.48Land transferNPWS
Location of biodiversity offsets near Horsley Park and Kemps Creek for the M7 Motorway.

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