Central Darling/Far West management actions

Aerial view by Guy Roth
Photo: Guy Roth
Possum in a nest by Phil Spark
Photo: Phil Spark
People planting trees by Milly Hobson
Photo: Milly Hobson

General management action

Routine control of terrestrial and aquatic weeds, including via management agreements with NRM agencies, councils and other organisations.

Routine control of feral animals, including via management agreements with NRM agencies, councils and other organisations.

Targeted revegetation works to increase native vegetation cover over the long term, focussing efforts adjacent to existing remnant vegetation, within threatened ecological communities, within identified regional corridors, and adjacent to rivers, streams and wetlands.

Prevent livestock from having permanent access to rivers, streams and wetlands, and where possible excluding grazing altogether to allow the condition of river banks and wetlands to recover.


Priority management actions for this region

  • Design fences that facilitate passage of large native animals (e.g. kangaroos, emus) across the landscape.
  • Avoid use of large fishing nets in rivers and creeks, and remove any dis-used nets that may ensnare or obstruct fish and other species such as White-bellied Sea Eagle.
  • Consider any new water efficiency measure that could leave more water in the river for aquatic species.
  • Protect and monitor known nesting sites of raptor species such as Black-breasted Buzzard and White-bellied Sea Eagle.
  • Retain large fallen logs as habitat for species such as Long-haired Rat, Stripe-faced Dunnart, Carpet Python and Western Blue-tongue Lizard.
  • Retain stick and leaf litter for ground-dwelling species such as Long-haired Rat and Yellow-tailed Plain Slider.
  • Work with the community to control aquatic weeds as these will impact native species such as Black Swan, Black- fronted Dotterel and Black-tailed Godwit.
  • Work with the community to control feral goats which threaten native plants including Menindee Nightshade, Purple- wood Wattle and Violet Swainson-Pea.
  • Work with the community to control rabbits which can greatly reduce native grass and herb biomass and cause soil erosion problems.


For more information about the key management actions listed above click here