What is a Biodiversity Management Plan?
The purpose of a Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) is to identify, protect and manage native vegetation and fauna habitat.
Royal Sydney has worked with ecological consultants, Cumberland Ecology, to develop a schedule of impact mitigation measures along with ongoing conservation, restoration and maintenance activities for the flora and fauna to be retained on the site, as well as the tasks, procedures and methods to achieve this.
BMP Vision Statement
Objectives of the Biodiversity Management Plan
The purpose of the BMP is to prescribe measures for the long-term management and enhancement of native flora and fauna, and trees on the Royal Sydney Golf Course.
The objectives of the BMP include:
- Description of the existing vegetation and ecological values within the golf course.
- Setting clear, measurable goals for the long-term management of flora and fauna on the golf course.
Guidelines for Replanting
- Guiding the replanting of areas of heathland and other native vegetation.
Retained Mature Trees
- Provisions for the stewardship of retained mature trees incorporating best-practice Arboricultural measures.
Guidelines for Replacement Planting
- Guiding the replacement plantings of new trees, including the identification of poorly performing new trees and allowing for their replacement with the same species.
- Prescription of measures to protect and enhance habitat for native vertebrate and invertebrate fauna on the golf course.
Monitoring and Reporting
- Prescription of monitoring and reporting requirements to ensure that the measures implemented for flora and fauna are effective
- Outlining responsibilities for works outlined in the Biodiversity Management Plan.
Review of Plan
- Provision of a timetable for review and updating of the Biodiversity Management Plan.