Volume 2H Appendix T: Biodiversity

Volume 2H Appendix T: Biodiversity (pdf)

Contents Pages
Glossary of terms and abbreviations iii
Executive summary v
1 Introduction 1-1
1.1 Overview of the project 1-1
1.2 Project location 1-1
1.3 Secretary’s environmental assessment requirements 1-4
1.4 Purpose and scope of this report 1-4
1.5 Definitions 1-5
2 Proposed project 2-1
2.1 Project features 2-1
2.2 Construction activities 2-2
3 Legislative context 3-1
3.1 NSW Legislation 3-1
3.2 Commonwealth legislation 3-2
4 Assessment methodology 4-1
4.1 Assessment approach 4-1
4.2 Methodology 4-2
5 Existing environment 5-1
5.1 Vegetation communities 5-1
5.2 Flora species 5-2
5.3 Fauna species 5-2
5.4 Fauna habitats 5-3
5.5 Conservation significance 5-6
6 Assessment of impacts 6-1
6.1 Construction impacts 6-1
6.2 Operational impacts 6-5
6.3 Cumulative impacts 6-5
6.4 Key threatening processes 6-6
6.5 Identification of affected threatened and migratory biota 6-6
6.6 Assessment of significance of impacts on State-listed biota 6-7
6.7 Assessment of significance of impacts on MNES 6-10
7 Management of impacts 7-1
7.1 Avoiding and minimising impacts during design 7-1
7.2 Mitigating impacts 7-1
7.3 Offsetting impacts 7-2
8 Conclusion 8-1
8.1 Assessment of key thresholds 8-1
8.2 Summary of key findings 8-2
9 References 9-1
Appendix A – Government agency comments relating to biodiversity A
Appendix B – Likelihood of occurrence of threatened biota in the study area B
Appendix C – Species recorded during field survey C
Appendix D – Likely significance of impacts on TSC Act-listed biota D
Appendix E – Likely significance of impacts on EPBC Act-listed biota E
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