There are over 140 threatened species and 17 endangered ecological communities listed on the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and known to occur in the Shoalhaven. Development applications are required to address impacts on threatened species and biodiversity in accordance with the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 requirements.
Known threatened species in the Shoalhaven
Environmental Services has prepared a brochure on threatened species for people living in newly developed areas: Sharing Your Space (PDF 789kb) - Information Brochure.
Council’s Threatened Species Officers provide advice to staff and the public regarding threatened species issues. The position is responsible for reviewing Biodiversity Development Assessment Reports and Flora and Fauna Assessments for development applications.