Wildlife corridors are important areas of habitat that create connections across a landscape. The can vary in size and shape, and play a vital role in supporting natural processes while providing habitat for wildlife.
The Great Western Wildlife Corridor (GWWC) is a key corridor in the Great Eastern Ranges located between Bullio and Bungonia, linking the southern Blue Mountains with Morton National Park.
The GWWC has been mapped as a core, regional corridor within the Wingecarribee Local Environmental Plan and is critical for connectivity conservation as many threatened species including the Koala, Regent Honeyeater, Glossy Black-Cockatoo and other important ecological species such as Emus utilise this corridor.
Fragmentation through land clearing is an ongoing risk to the GWWC and biodiversity, with the Sutton Forest, Paddys River, Wingello and High Range localities are where the GWWC is narrowest and highly fragmented and where we need to focus conservation efforts.
If you are interested in getting involved in private land conservation, attending a workshop or learning more, contact your Environment Officers at Council on 02 4868 0888.