The master plan for the Macarthur Heights aims to conserve and protect biodiversity and remnant bushland of quality within the context of creating and urban centre. Our aim here is to retain existing Endangered Ecological Community (EEC), Cumberland Plain Woodlands, and incorporate them into a network of riparian corridors and further manage these for conservation.
Our development applications are underpinned by a Vegetation Management Plan and Ecological Flora and Fauna Report for the revegetation and rehabilitation of five riparian corridors as natural second and third-order creek lines and to realign and revegetate Bow Bowing Creek. These creeks are highly disturbed and in some parts concrete lined, with little to no ecological value or connection.
We are also looking into the protection, monitoring and reporting of EEC fauna identified within the restoration precincts. This is paramount in the protection of the Meridolum corneovirens Cumberland Plan Large Land Snail.
Ultimately, the strategies and implementation of management programs will re-establish native corridors that benefit the protection of an endangered ecological communities.