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- What's the impact on wildlife?

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Wildlife - Flora and Fauna

- Located on, or within 600m radius of the proposed site, two species of birds currently on the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change Threatened Species list have been recorded: The Gang-gang Cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum) and the Diamond Firetail (Stagonopleura guttata).

- In addition the following birds which are uncommon or rare in the ACT have been sighted: Black Kite, Peregrin Falcon, Common Brozewing, Peaceful Dove, Common Koel, Tawny Frogmouth, White's Thrush, Satin Bowerbird, Grey Butcherbird and Grey Currawong.

- In describing the region surrounding the site, the ActewAGL report mentions the Hume Industrial Area, the Mugga Lane Landfill, the horse agistment paddocks, and residential areas. The Prelimary Assessment (PA) report fails to mention the 58 hectare paddock to the west and directly adjoining the actual power station part of the development. 

- This 58 hectare area contains a significant stand of the nationally endangered Yellow Box-Blakely’s Red Gum woodland and the associated wildlife that resides within.

- This environmentally significant area requires specific management practices to protect and sustain the landscape and to ensure its survival. Currently the area is being lightly grazed by cattle, at other times it is lightly grazed by horses. This area adjoins Wanniassa Hills Nature Reserve, making it an important and significant large parcel of land for wildlife.

- The PA report is incorrect when it states that the development “would not affect any matters of national environmental significance” when clearly the excess noise, air pollution, continuous lighting and human activity will severely adversely affect this adjoining area, an area of nationally endangered species.

- The PA report fails to mention wildlife corridors. Environmental groups in the ACT have been active in maintaining wildlife corridors across the ACT. The development of this site will cut across an important wildlife corridor which runs from the Jerrabomberra Valley across and into the ACT Nature Reserves and then into the Brindabella National Park and Namadji National Park.

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