All work was carried out under the appropriate licences, including scientific licences as required under Clause 22 of the National Parks and Wildlife Regulations 2002, Section 132C of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (License Number: SL100630).
A comprehensive literature review of documents relevant to the GBMWHA and the lands located within the immediate vicinity, and generally within the Cessnock LGA, was conducted. These documents provided an understanding of the values of the GBMWHA and the surrounding lands and guided identification of conservation values to be modelled and managed. These references also provided information and background to the potential impacts and threats to biodiversity values.
Table 2.2 below is a list of the references that were identified by Parsons Brinckerhoff, by SEWPaC, OEH, GBMWHA Advisory Committee and CCC as being relevant to the project.
National Parks Fire Management Plans and Plans of Management, includes Blue Mountains, Watagans and Jilliby SCA, Yengo and Parr Reserve (NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 2004; NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service 2001, 2009)
Native vegetation of Yengo and Parr Reserves and Surrounds (Department of Environment and Climate Change 2008a)
Notes on distribution and conservation status of some restricted Plant Species from the Hunter Valley (Bell 2001)
Proposed Draft World Heritage SEPP, Discussion Paper (Department of Planning 2010)
Regional Coastal Planning – Lower Hunter. Mapping Methodology for Biodiversity Conservation Lands (Department of Environment and Climate Change 2003)
Stephen Bell vegetation mapping for Cessnock LGA, Sugarloaf SCA, Werakata NP and Watagans and Jilliby SCA (Bell 2004b; Bell & Driscoll 2006, 2007, 2012)
Sustainable Blue Mountains 2025 (Blue Mountains City Council 2010)
Swift Parrot and Regent Honeyeaters in the Lower Hunter Region of NSW: An assessment of status, identification of high priority habitats and recommendations for conservation (Roderick et al. 2013)
The Eucalypts of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area (Hager & Benson 2010)
The Greater Blue Mountains Area World Heritage Nomination (NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service 1998)
The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area Strategic Plan (NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service 2009)
The Vegetation of the Hunter Economic Zone (HEZ), Cessnock LGA, New South Wales (Bell 2004a)
The Vertebrate Fauna of southern Yengo National Park and Parr State Conservation Area (Department of Environment and Climate Change 2008b)
Vegetation, Fire and Climate Change in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area (Hammill & Tasker 2010)
Vegetation, Survey, Classification and Mapping of the Lower Hunter and Central Coast Region (LHCCREMS) (Lower Hunter and Central Coast Regional Environmental Management Strategy 2003)
Wollombi Valley Catchment Management Plan (Wollombi Valley Landcare Group Inc 2003)
Wollombi Vegetation and Habitat Plan (Fallding & Bell 1996)
Yengo National Park, Parr State Conservation Area and Finchley Aboriginal Area Plan of Management (NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service 2009)