#AwabaConservationAreaWaitingSince1972 #WHY?

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#AwabaConservationAreaWaitingSince1972 #WHY?

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The Proposed Awaba Conservation Area provides a vital wildlife corridor from the Watagan Mountains through Awaba State Forest and Sugarloaf Conservation Area to the shores of Lake Macquarie and the Lake Macquarie Conservation Area. There are many Threatened species living in the area including Squirrel Gliders, Spotted -tailed Quolls, and Swift Parrot, Grey-headed Flying foxes, Sooty Owl, Powerful Owl, Masked Owl and Tetratheca juncea.

 In 2009 the NSW State Government Acknowledged the importance of the land with its high conservation and biodiversity values stating “Additional conservation areas in West Lake Macquarie are clearly the next highest priority for the future. DECC will be actively working to improve conservation of priority lands in the West Lake Macquarie area by improved conservation Practices on other crown tenures, through private land partnerships or as the sites for conservation offsets”    ( DECC 2009 LHCP p32).

It is requested that:The current NSW State Government and the NSW Department of Planning and Environment acknowledge and include Awaba Conservation Area in the Hunter Regional Plan for its biodiversity and conservation values and its potential economic benefits and tourist values.

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment work with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, NSW Land and Property Management Authority and Lake Macquarie City Council to establish the Awaba Conservation Area.

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