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Including in the list in the endangered category: Temperate Highland Peat Swamps on Sandstone, as described in the Schedule to this instrument.
Administered by: Environment
Made 29 Apr 2005
Registered 12 May 2005
Tabled HR 23 May 2005
Tabled Senate 14 Jun 2005
Date of repeal 17 Mar 2015
Repealed by Spent and Redundant Instruments Repeal Regulation 2015 (No. 1)

 

 

Commonwealth of Australia

 

Inclusion of ecological communities in the list of threatened ecological communities under section 181 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

 

 

 

 

I, IAN CAMPBELL, Minister for the Environment and Heritage, pursuant to section 184(1(a)) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, hereby amend the list referred to in section 181 of that Act by:

 

including in the list in the endangered category:

 

·         Temperate Highland Peat Swamps on Sandstone, as described in the Schedule to this instrument.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dated this…...........29th.........................day of…...........April...............................2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ian Campbell

 

 

Minister for the Environment and Heritage

 


SCHEDULE

                                                                                                                        

Temperate Highland Peat Swamps on Sandstone

 

The Temperate Highland Peat Swamps on Sandstone ecological community includes the following swamps:

·         Blue Mountains Swamps;

·         Butler’s Swamp;

·         Jackson’s Bog (also known as Mila Swamp);

·         Newnes Plateau Swamps;

·         Paddy’s River Swamps (also known as Hanging Rock, Long, Mundego and Stingray Swamps);

·         Wildes Meadow Swamp; and

·         Wingecarribee Swamp.

 

The Temperate Highland Peat Swamps on Sandstone ecological community are temporary or permanent swamps that occur in a range of locations in the landscape. Some are hanging swamps (for example, the Blue Mountains Swamps) that are found on steep valley sides and are created by water exiting the ground at joins between sandstone and claystone layers of rock. Other swamps (for example, Wingecarribee Swamp and the Paddy’s River Swamps) occur in depressions in the landscape or along watercourses. The depth of peat is usually shallow in the hanging swamps and deep in the valley and watercourse swamps. The variation depends on the level of sedimentation and rate of organic matter accumulation, both of which are typically slower for the hanging swamps.

 

Location, waterlogging, sedimentation and fire history influence the vegetation found within the various components of the Temperate Highland Peat Swamps on Sandstone ecological community. A complex patchwork of vegetation types can occur from Sphagnum bog and fen associations in the wetter parts of some swamps, through to sedge associations and shrub associations in the drier parts of the swamps.  A list of plant species likely to occur in the Temperate Highland Peat Swamps on Sandstone ecological community is shown in the table below.

 


Native plant species likely to be found in the components of the Temperate Highland Peat Swamps on Sandstone ecological community.  This list is not exhaustive, and the plants listed will not occur in every component.

Vegetation
Species name
Common name(s)

Mosses

Sphagnum spp.

Sphagnum Moss

Ferns

Blechnum spp.

Gleichenia microphylla

Todea barbara

 

Scrambling Coral-fern, Coral-fern, Umbrella Fern

King Fern

Herbs

Cryptostylis sp.

Microtis spp.

Prasophyllum uroglossum

Spiranthes sinensis

Thelymitra pauciflora

Viola betonicifolia

 

 

Wingecarribee Leek-orchid, Dark Leek-orchid

Austral Ladie's Tresses

Slender Sun-orchid, Few-flowered Sun-orchid

Showy Violet, Arrow-head Violet

Sedges

Carex spp.

Chorizandra cymbaria

Cyperus spp.

Eleocharis spp.

Empodisma minus

Gahnia spp.

Gymnoschoenus sphaerocephalus

Isolepis spp.

Juncus spp.

Lepidosperma limicolum

Leptocarpus tenax

Lepyrodia scariosa

Luzula modesta

Ptilothrix deusta

Schoenus apogon

 

Bristle Rush

 

 

Spreading Rope Rush

 

Button Grass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fluke Bogrush

Grasses

Deyeuxia quadriseta

Dichelachne inaequiglumis

Hemarthria uncinata

Isachne globosa

Phragmites australis

Poa labillardierei var. labillardierei

 

Plume Grass

Mat Grass

Swamp Millet

Common Reed

Tussock Grass

Heaths

Epacris microphylla

Epacris obtusifolia

Epacris paludosa

Epacris spp

Coral Heath

 

Swamp Heath

Shrubs

Baeckea linifolia

Banksia spinulosa

Callistemon citrinus

Dillwynia sericea

Grevillea acanthifolia

Hakea spp.

Leptospermum spp.

Pultenaea spp.

Swamp Baeckea

Hairpin Banksia, Hill Banksia

Crimson Bottlebrush

Showy Parrot-pea

Spiny-leaved Grevillea