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  • Draft Plan of Management

    Trinkey State Conservation Area

    Trinkey Community Conservation Area Zone 3 State Conservation Area

  • Acknowledgments

    This plan of management was prepared by staff of the Northern Plains Region of the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), part of the Office of Environment and Heritage, Department of Premier and Cabinet.

    The NPWS acknowledges that Trinkey State Conservation Area is in the traditional country of the Gamilaraay Aboriginal people.

    For additional information or any inquiries about this park or this plan of management, contact the NPWS Coonabarabran Area Office, 30 Timor St, Coonabarabran or by telephone on (02) 6842 1311.

    Disclaimer: This publication is for discussion and comment only. Publication indicates the proposals are under consideration and are open for public discussion. Any statements made in this draft publication are made in good faith and do not render the Office of Environment and Heritage liable for any loss or damage. Provisions in the final management plan may not be the same as those in this draft plan.

    Published by: Office of Environment and Heritage 5961 Goulburn Street PO Box A290 Sydney South 1232 Copyright State of NSW and the Office of Environment and Heritage: Use permitted with appropriate acknowledgment.

    ISBN 978 1 74293 524 9

    OEH 2012/0141

    Printed on recycled paper

  • Trinkey State Conservation Area Draft Plan of Management

    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

    February, 2012

  • Invitation to Comment

    The National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (NPW Act) requires that a plan of management be prepared that outlines how an area will be managed.

    The procedures for the exhibition and adoption of plans of management involve the following stages:

    Public exhibition of draft

    plan for at least 90 days

    Plan and submissions to the

    Community Conservation Advisory Committee

    for consideration

    Plan, submissions and Community

    Conservation Advisory Committees advice to

    the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory

    Council for consideration

    After considering the plan,

    submissions and the recommendations of the Advisory

    Council the Minister may adopt the plan

    The Community Conservation Advisory

    Committee consists of members

    representing a broad range of

    community interests in the community

    conservation area and provides advice

    about park management and

    community perspectives

    The Advisory Council

    advises the Minister

    administering the NPW Act. Its

    membership is drawn from science,

    education, conservation, recreation

    and other interest groups

    This draft plan has been developed with input from local community members and the CCA Committee, and is now being placed on public exhibition for comment. Members of the public, whether as individuals or as members of community interest groups, are invited to comment in writing on this plan of management.

    The draft plan is on exhibition until the Monday 25th

    June, 2012.

    Submissions can be made by: i) Writing to The Ranger, Somerton National Park, NPWS, 30 Timor Street,

    Coonabarabran, NSW, 2357; or ii) Submitting comments on-line at www.environment.nsw.gov.au. To make consideration of your submission as effective as possible it would help us if you:

    Identify the section heading and number to which your comment relates; and

    Briefly explain the reason for your comment and, if appropriate, suggest other ways to address the issue.

    All submissions received by NPWS are a matter of public record and are available for inspection upon request. Your comments on this draft plan may contain information that is defined as 'personal information' under the NSW Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998. The submission of personal information with your comments is voluntary.

  • Contents

    1. INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................ 1

    1.1 Location, gazettal and regional setting ............................................................................ 1

    1.2 Statement of Significance ............................................................................................... 1

    2. MANAGEMENT CONTEXT ................................................................................................ 2

    2.1 Legislative and Policy Framework ................................................................................... 2

    2.2 Management Purposes and Principles ............................................................................ 2

    2.3 Specific Management Directions ..................................................................................... 3

    3. VALUES ............................................................................................................................. 4

    3.1 Geology, Landscape and Hydrology ............................................................................... 4

    3.2 Native Plants ................................................................................................................... 4

    3.3 Native Animals ................................................................................................................ 6

    3.4 Aboriginal Heritage ......................................................................................................... 6

    3.5 Historic Heritage ............................................................................................................. 7

    3.6 Visitor Use, Education and Research .............................................................................. 7

    3.7 Information and Education .............................................................................................. 7

    4. ISSUES .............................................................................................................................. 8

    4.1 Weeds and Pest Animals ................................................................................................ 8

    4.2 Isolation and Fragmentation ............................................................................................ 9

    4.3 Climate Change .............................................................................................................. 9

    5. MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS AND OTHER USES ........................................................ 10

    5.1 Management Facilities and Operations ......................................................................... 10

    5.2 Non-NPWS Uses/Operations ........................................................................................ 10

    6. IMPLEMENTATION .......................................................................................................... 12

    REFERENCES ......................................................................................................................... 17

  • Map of Trinkey State Conservation Area

  • 1

    1. Introduction

    1.1 Location, gazettal and regional setting

    Trinkey State Conservation Area (also referred to in this plan as the reserve) is 10,229 hectares in size, with a boundary 81.2 kilometres in length. It is located approximately 12 kilometres east of Tambar Springs, 7 kilometres north-east of Premer and 41 kilometres south-west of Gunnedah. Trinkey State Conservation Area is one of the reserves established under the Brigalow and Nandewar Community Conservation Areas Act 2005 (NSW) (BNCCA Act) and as such forms part of a chain of reserves stretching the length of the Brigalow Belt South Bioregion. It provides some connectivity in a highly cleared and fragmented landscape between the larger reserved lands to the west such as Warrumbungle National Park and the Pilliga conservation reserves, and the Liverpool Ranges to the south and forms part of the catchment for Bundella and Coxs Creeks and the Lake Goran basin, part of the Namoi River Catchment. Trinkey State Conservation Area is part of both the Liverpool Plains and the Pilliga sub-regions of the Brigalow Belt South Bioregion. Prior to being gazetted as a State Conservation Area in December 2005 the reserve was managed by Forests NSW as a commercial cypress pine forest and included grazing leases. It is surrounded by private properties used for grazing and cropping and includes several roads that are vested in the Minister under Part 11 of the NPW Act to ensure continued access to neighbouring land. These roads do not form part of the gazetted area of the park but their management is subject to this plan, the NPW Regulation and the requirements of the EPA Act. Trinkey State Conservation Area lies within the Gunnedah Local Government Area and the Liverpool Plains Local Government Area. It lies within Zone 8(a) 'National Parks and Nature Reserves' of the Gunnedah Local Environmental Plan 1998 and Zone 1(f) 'Rural (Forestry) Zone' of the Quirindi Local Environmental Plan1991. The SCA falls within area of the Walhallow Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC), and is part of the traditional lands of the Gamilaraay Aboriginal people.

    1.2 Statement of Significance

    Trinkey State Conservation Area is considered to be of significance for: Native Plants: Trinkey State Conservation Area conserves remnants of the original vegetation and habitats of the Pilliga sub-region of the Brigalow Belt South Bioregion. It contains a total of 358 vascular plant species. One species, Rulingia procumbens is listed as endangered under both the NSW TSC Ac

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