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Tuart Woodlands listed as critically endangered

July 21, 2019

On 28 June 2019, the Minister for the Environment included the Tuart (Eucalyptus gomphocephala) woodlands and forests of the Swan Coastal Plain (TWFC) on the Critically Endangered list of threatened species and ecological communities under the EPBC Act. The list was published on 4 July and took effect from that date.

The TWFC can be found across the Swan Coastal Plain and will be a likely consideration for many projects that require clearing. Referral conditions have very low thresholds and the TWFC can also present a habitat for other protected species (such as the Black Cockatoo) so it is suggested that advice be sought before plots of native bushland are removed.

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