‚ÄčBiodiversity Offset Areas are maintained under the Biodiversity Offset Management Plan (BOMP) for biodiversity conservation and enhancement purposes. The BOMP provides a framework for the implementation of ecological management actions, regeneration and revegetation strategies, controls and monitoring programs.

The conservation management objectives of our Biodiversity Offset Areas (BOAs) are to: 

  • Conserve and enhance native vegetation and habitats for a range of threatened and migratory species, endangered populations and threatened ecological communities across the BOAs;
  • Improve the habitat values and habitat connectivity of the remnant native vegetation within the BOAs;
  • Successfully establish an additional 1,104 hectares of treed vegetation within areas of existing Derived Native Grassland in the BOAs;
  • Maintain 330 hectares of the BOAs as existing Derived Native Grassland; and 
  • Implement and maintain sustainable agricultural practices within the BOAs.

To date, the following achievements have been met in the BOAs:

  • Regeneration has commenced in over 136 hectares of the BOAs;
  • Natural regeneration has been documented in over 263 hectares of the BOAs; and
  • 399 hectares across the Mangoola Open Cut BOAs has commenced revegetation/regeneration.

Biannual (twice a year) inspections of regeneration/revegetation areas will be undertaken over the life of the project and will assess: 

  • The condition of site features such as fences and access tracks; 
  • Evidence of erosion; 
  • Condition of revegetation/regeneration strategies;
  • Weed infestations; and 
  • Evidence of pest fauna.

The Mangoola Ecological Monitoring Program is conducted on an annual basis and includes: 

  • Monitoring of remnant vegetation within the Mangoola Biodiversity Offset Areas; 
  • Monitoring of regeneration/revegetation areas within the Mangoola Biodiversity Offset Areas; 
  • Fauna monitoring;
  • Specific threatened species monitoring; 
  • Stream health monitoring;
  • Nest box monitoring; 
  • LFA monitoring; and 
  • Mollusc monitoring.