Minimising the effects of mining activities is the key focus of the Bulga Complex's flora and fauna management.
We do this by:
- Sediment and erosion control by planting native trees and shrubs to stabilize degraded farming land;
- Regular monitoring of plants and animals on site;
- Salvaging and reusing materials where practical;
- Establishing and maintaining habitat corridors;
- Recreating riparian vegetation along the northern and southern drainage lines;
- Collecting and propagating local seed for use in rehabilitation and restoration work;
- Controlling weeds, erosion and sediment flows; and
- Controlling access to the site to protect habitats.
Flora and fauna monitoring is undertaken annually and reported in the Annual Environmental Management Report available on this website. The objectives of this program at the Bulga Complex are to:
- Monitor the condition of vegetation;
- Monitor the distribution of threatened flora and fauna species;
- Monitor the landscape function analysis at selected sites;
- Record the condition of biological resources; and
- Document new threatened species records when found.
In general there are nine vegetation communities within the Bulga Coal Complex which include:
- pastoral grassland;
- Mixed Eucalypt Woodland, Ironbark/Spotted Gum Woodland;
- Grey Box/Grey Gum/Spotted Gum Woodland;
- Woodland (Dry Rainforest Elements);
- Casuarina Woodland;
- Aquatic Vegetation;
- Cropland; and
- Warkworth Sands Woodland.