1.3.2.2 Gaps


Sixteen species listed in the EPBC Act were not included in the water‑dependent asset register for the Namoi subregion as there was insufficient spatial habitat modelling information available to confirm the presence of their habitats within the PAE of the Namoi subregion (Table 10).

Table 10 Species listed under the Commonwealth’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 but excluded from the water‑dependent asset register

Decisions to ‘exclude’ were based on lack of available spatial habitat modelling to confirm presence in the preliminary assessment extent or there was low confidence associated with the data. However, some species may be considered further in development of conceptual models for water dependent habitats.


Functional group

Speciesa

Status

Decision

Birds

Fork-tailed Swift

Marine migratory

Insignificant proportion of its extensive distribution in PAE

Latham's Snipe, Japanese Snipe

Marine migratory

No known, likely distribution within PAE ('May occur' only)

Osprey

Marine migratory

No known, likely distribution within PAE ('May occur' only)

Rainbow Bee-eater

Marine migratory

No known, likely distribution within PAE ('May occur' only)

Squatter Pigeon (southern)

Vulnerable

No known, likely distribution within PAE ('May occur' only)

Superb Parrot

Vulnerable

Insignificant proportion of its extensive distribution in PAE

White-throated Needle tail

Marine migratory

Insignificant proportion of its extensive distribution in PAE

Fish

Murray Cod

Vulnerable

No known, likely distribution within PAE ('May occur' only)

Silver Perch, Bidyan

Critically endangered

Insignificant proportion of its extensive distribution in PAE

Murray Hardyhead

Endangered

No known, likely distribution within PAE ('May occur' only)

Mammals

Large-eared Pied Bat

Vulnerable

No known, likely distribution within PAE ('May occur' only)

Grey-headed Flying-fox

Vulnerable

Insignificant proportion of its extensive distribution in PAE

Reptile

Bell's Turtle

Vulnerable

No known, likely distribution within PAE ('May occur' only)

Plants

Euphrasia arguta

Critically endangered

No known, likely distribution within PAE ('May occur' only)

Haloragis exalata subsp. velutina

Vulnerable

No known, likely distribution within PAE ('May occur' only)

Streblus pendulinus

Endangered

No known, likely distribution within PAE ('May occur' only)

aAlthough examples of individual species are listed, bioregional assessments consider the potential impact to the habitat of species not individual species per se. Punctuation and typography appear as used in the asset database. Data: Australian Government Department of the Environment (Dataset 3)

Species listed in the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (NSW) (the TSC Act) were not included in the water‑dependent asset register for the Namoi subregion as there was insufficient spatial habitat modelling information available to confirm the presence of their habitats within the PAE of the Namoi subregion. The TSC Act lists 123 faunal species (17 bat, 56 bird, five fish, eight frog, three invertebrate, 19 marsupial, six reptile and nine rodent species) within the former Namoi and Border Rivers-Gwydir catchment management authorities (CMAs) (Table 11). Table 9 and Table 10 also present 21 of these faunal species. The TSC Act lists 13 faunal species within the former Namoi and Border Rivers-Gwydir CMAs as presumed extinct, five as critically endangered, 28 as endangered, three as endangered populations and 74 as vulnerable. Table 12 presents 80 threatened flora species listed under the TSC Act within the former Namoi and the Border Rivers-Gwydir CMAs, including 14 that were presented in Table 9 or Table 10. Two TSC Act flora species are listed as presumed extinct, two as critically endangered, 43 as endangered and 33 as vulnerable. Table 13 presents 18 threatened ecological communities listed under the TSC Act within the former Namoi and the Border Rivers-Gwydir CMAs, including three that were presented in Table 8. Two of these threatened ecological communities are listed as critically endangered, the remainder are endangered.

The number of wetlands listed in the water‑dependent asset register is less than has been previously reported by other authors (Eco Logical, 2008). There is some difficulty in attributing these differences as typologies and assessment extent vary between previous studies and the current PAE of the Namoi subregion. Similarly the number of watercourses in the current asset register is less than is reported in data sources such as the Geofabric. To address these issues it is proposed to use the Australian National Aquatic Ecosystem (ANAE) classification framework (Brooks et al., 2014) to develop the landscape classification component of the BA to attribute both wetlands and watercourses using a typology that is consistent with national initiatives.

Table 11 Threatened faunal species of the Namoi and Border Rivers-Gwydir catchment management authorities listed under NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 and NSW Fisheries Management Act 1994


Functional group

Speciesa

Status

Bats

Mormopterus eleryi

Endangered

Chalinolobus dwyeri

Vulnerable

Chalinolobus nigrogriseus

Vulnerable

Chalinolobus picatus

Vulnerable

Falsistrellus tasmaniensis

Vulnerable

Kerivoula papuensis

Vulnerable

Miniopterus australis

Vulnerable

Miniopterus schreibersii oceanensis

Vulnerable

Mormopterus beccarii

Vulnerable

Mormopterus norfolkensis

Vulnerable

Myotis macropus

Vulnerable

Nyctophilus corbeni

Vulnerable

Pteropus poliocephalus

Vulnerable

Saccolaimus flaviventris

Vulnerable

Scoteanax rueppellii

Vulnerable

Vespadelus baverstocki

Vulnerable

Vespadelus troughtoni

Vulnerable

Birds

Anthochaera phrygia

Critically endangered

Erythrotriorchis radiatus

Critically endangered

Ardeotis australis

Endangered

Botaurus poiciloptilus

Endangered

Burhinus grallarius

Endangered

Calidris ferruginea

Endangered

Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus

Endangered

Falco hyp oleucos

Endangered

Geophaps scripta

Endangered

Lathamus discolor

Endangered

Leipoa ocellata

Endangered

Nettapus coromandelianus

Endangered

Phaps histrionica

Endangered

Poephila cincta cincta

Endangered

Rostratula australis

Endangered

Alectura lathami – endangered population

Endangered population

Anseranas semipalmata

Vulnerable

Callocephalon fimbriatum

Vulnerable

Calyptorhynchus banksii samueli

Vulnerable

Calyptorhynchus lathami

Vulnerable

Certhionyx variegatus

Vulnerable

Chthonicola sagittata

Vulnerable

Circus assimilis

Vulnerable

Climacteris picumnus victoriae

Vulnerable

Daphoenositta chrysoptera

Vulnerable

Epthianura albifrons

Vulnerable

Falco subniger

Vulnerable

Glossopsitta pusilla

Vulnerable

Grantiella picta

Vulnerable

Grus rubicunda

Vulnerable

Hamirostra melanosternon

Vulnerable

Hieraaetus morphnoides

Vulnerable

Irediparra gallinacea

Vulnerable

Limosa limosa

Vulnerable

Lophochroa leadbeateri

Vulnerable

Lophoictinia isura

Vulnerable

Melanodryas cucullata cucullata

Vulnerable

Melithreptus gularis gularis

Vulnerable

Neophema pulchella

Vulnerable

Ninox connivens

Vulnerable

Ninox strenua

Vulnerable

Oxyura australis

Vulnerable

Pachycephala inornata

Vulnerable

Pachycephala olivacea

Vulnerable

Pandion cristatus

Vulnerable

Petroica boodang

Vulnerable

Petroica phoenicea

Vulnerable

Phaethon rubricauda

Vulnerable

Polytelis swainsonii

Vulnerable

Pomatostomus temporalis temporalis

Vulnerable

Ptilinopus magnificus

Vulnerable

Stagonopleura guttata

Vulnerable

Stictonetta naevosa

Vulnerable

Tyto longimembris

Vulnerable

Tyto novaehollandiae

Vulnerable

Tyto tenebricosa

Vulnerable

Fish

Ambassis agassizii

Endangered

Craterocephalus fluviatilis

Critically endangered

Tandanus tandanus

Endangered population

Mogurnda adspersa

Endangered

Bidyanus bidyanus

Vulnerable

Frogs

Litoria castanea

Critically endangered

Litoria aurea

Endangered

Litoria booroolongensis

Endangered

Mixophyes balbus

Endangered

Adelotus brevis – endangered population

Endangered population

Crinia sloanei

Vulnerable

Litoria daviesae

Vulnerable

Litoria subglandulosa

Vulnerable

Invertebrates

Jalmenus eubulus

Critically endangered

Notopala sublineata

Endangered

Petalura gigantea

Endangered

Marsupials

Macropus dorsalis

Endangered

Petrogale penicillata

Endangered

Bettongia lesueur graii

Presumed extinct

Bettongia penicillata penicillata

Presumed extinct

Bettongia tropica

Presumed extinct

Dasyurus geoffroii

Presumed extinct

Isoodon auratus auratus

Presumed extinct

Lagorchestes leporides

Presumed extinct

Macrotis lagotis

Presumed extinct

Onychogalea fraenata

Presumed extinct

Perameles bougainville fasciata

Presumed extinct

Aepyprymnus rufescens

Vulnerable

Cercartetus nanus

Vulnerable

Dasyurus maculatus

Vulnerable

Petaurus australis

Vulnerable

Petaurus norfolcensis

Vulnerable

Phascogale tapoatafa

Vulnerable

Phascolarctos cinereus

Vulnerable

Sminthopsis macroura

Vulnerable

Reptiles

Anomalopus mackayi

Endangered

Oedura rhombifer

Endangered

Aprasia parapulchella

Vulnerable

Elseya belli

Vulnerable

Hoplocephalus bitorquatus

Vulnerable

Underwoodisaurus sphyrurus

Vulnerable

Rodents

Pseudomys apodemoides

Endangered

Pseudomys delicatulus

Endangered

Pseudomys oralis

Endangered

Conilurus albipes

Presumed extinct

Leporillus apicalis

Presumed extinct

Pseudomys australis

Presumed extinct

Pseudomys gouldii

Presumed extinct

Pseudomys pilligaensis

Vulnerable

Rattus villosissimus

Vulnerable

aAlthough examples of individual species are listed, bioregional assessments consider the potential impact to the habitat of species not individual species per se. Data: NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 and NSW Fisheries Management Act 1994

Table 12 Threatened flora of the Namoi and Border Rivers-Gwydir catchment management authorities listed under NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995


Speciesa

Status

Muehlenbeckia costata

Vulnerable

Tylophora linearis

Vulnerable

Macrozamia humilis

Endangered

Platyzoma microphyllum

Endangered

Euphrasia arguta

Critically endangered

Myriophyllum implicatum

Critically endangered

Cyperus conicus

Endangered

Desmodium campylocaulon

Endangered

Digitaria porrecta

Endangered

Euphrasia orthocheila subsp. peraspera

Endangered

Homopholis belsonii

Endangered

Indigofera baileyi

Endangered

Ipomoea diamantinensis

Endangered

Lepidium monoplocoides

Endangered

Lepidium peregrinum

Endangered

Monotaxis macrophylla

Endangered

Polygala linariifolia

Endangered

Sida rohlenae

Endangered

Stenopetalum velutinum

Presumed extinct

Arthraxon hispidus

Vulnerable

Dichanthium setosum

Vulnerable

Euphrasia ciliolata

Vulnerable

Lepidium aschersonii

Vulnerable

Picris evae

Vulnerable

Rutidosis heterogama

Vulnerable

Swainsona murrayana

Vulnerable

Swainsona sericea

Vulnerable

Thesium australe

Vulnerable

Diuris pedunculata

Endangered

Chiloglottis platyptera

Vulnerable

Diuris tricolor

Vulnerable

Pterostylis cobarensis

Vulnerable

Acacia acrionastes

Endangered

Acacia atrox

Endangered

Acacia jucunda

Endangered

Acacia pubifolia

Endangered

Acalypha eremorum

Endangered

Almaleea cambagei

Endangered

Asterolasia sp. 'Dungowan Creek'

Endangered

Astrotricha roddii

Endangered

Boronia boliviensis

Endangered

Boronia ruppii

Endangered

Capparis canescens

Endangered

Grevillea beadleana

Endangered

Hakea pulvinifera

Endangered

Hibbertia tenuifolia

Endangered

Homoranthus binghiensis

Endangered

Homoranthus croftianus

Endangered

Leucopogon confertus

Endangered

Micromyrtus grandis

Endangered

Phebalium glandulosum subsp. eglandulosum

Endangered

Pimelea venosa

Endangered

Pomaderris queenslandica

Endangered

Prostanthera staurophylla sensu stricto

Endangered

Zieria ingramii

Endangered

Euphrasia ruptura

Presumed extinct

Acacia macnuttiana

Vulnerable

Acacia pycnostachya

Vulnerable

Bertya opponens

Vulnerable

Boronia granitica

Vulnerable

Grevillea scortechinii subsp. sarmentosa

Vulnerable

Haloragis exalata subsp. velutina

Vulnerable

Homoranthus lunatus

Vulnerable

Homoranthus prolixus

Vulnerable

Melaleuca groveana

Vulnerable

Prostanthera cryptandroides subsp. cryptandroides

Vulnerable

Rulingia procumbens

Vulnerable

Tasmannia purpurascens

Vulnerable

Angophora exul

Endangered

Eucalyptus camphora subsp. relicta

Endangered

Eucalyptus magnificata

Endangered

Eucalyptus scoparia

Endangered

Syzygium paniculatum

Endangered

Cadellia pentastylis

Vulnerable

Eucalyptus boliviana

Vulnerable

Eucalyptus caleyi subsp. ovendenii

Vulnerable

Eucalyptus mckieana

Vulnerable

Eucalyptus nicholii

Vulnerable

Eucalyptus oresbia

Vulnerable

Eucalyptus rubida subsp. barbigerorum

Vulnerable

aAlthough examples of individual species are listed, bioregional assessments consider the potential impact to the habitat of species not individual species per se. Data: NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995

Table 13 Threatened ecological communities of the Namoi and Border Rivers-Gwydir catchment management authorities listed under NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995

Typology and punctuation are given as they are used in the legislation.


Community

Status

Marsh Club-rush sedgeland in the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion

Critically endangered ecological community

New England Peppermint (Eucalyptus nova-anglica) Woodland on Basalts and Sediments in the New England Tableland Bioregion

Critically endangered ecological community

Artesian Springs Ecological Community

Endangered ecological community

Brigalow within the Brigalow Belt South, Nandewar and Darling Riverine Plains Bioregions

Endangered ecological community

Cadellia pentastylis (Ooline) community in the Nandewar and Brigalow Belt South Bioregions

Endangered ecological community

Carbeen Open Forest Community in the Darling Riverine Plains and Brigalow Belt South Bioregions

Endangered ecological community

Carex Sedgeland of the New England Tableland, Nandewar, Brigalow Belt South and NSW North Coast Bioregions

Endangered ecological community

Coolibah-Black Box Woodland in the Darling Riverine Plains, Brigalow Belt South, Cobar Peneplain and Mulga Lands Bioregion

Endangered ecological community

Fuzzy Box Woodland on alluvial Soils of the South Western Slopes, Darling Riverine Plains and Brigalow Belt South Bioregions

Endangered ecological community

Howell Shrublands in the New England Tableland and Nandewar Bioregions

Endangered ecological community

Inland Grey Box Woodland in the Riverina, NSW South Western Slopes, Cobar Peneplain, Nandewar and Brigalow Belt South Bioregions

Endangered ecological community

McKies Stringybark/Blackbutt Open Forest in the Nandewar and New England Tableland Bioregions

Endangered ecological community

Myall Woodland in the Darling Riverine Plains, Brigalow Belt South, Cobar Peneplain, Murray-Darling Depression, Riverina and NSW South Western Slopes bioregions

Endangered ecological community

Native Vegetation on Cracking Clay Soils of the Liverpool Plains

Endangered ecological community

Ribbon Gum-Mountain Gum-Snow Gum Grassy Forest/Woodland of the New England Tableland Bioregion

Endangered ecological community

Semi-evergreen Vine Thicket in the Brigalow Belt South and Nandewar Bioregions

Endangered ecological community

Upland Wetlands of the Drainage Divide of the New England Tableland Bioregion

Endangered ecological community

White Box Yellow Box Blakely’s Red Gum Woodland

Endangered ecological community

Data: NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995

Last updated:
5 January 2018