NSW Department of Planning and Environment

On 27 January 2021, the Department issued an Official Caution to Fulton Hogan Construction Pty Ltd (FHC) for failure to ensure adequate environmental controls were implemented prior to construction, to safeguard against unintentional vegetation clearing. Failure to implement the controls led to the clearing of 20 trees in a small area of NSW listed endangered ecological community (EEC) “Illawarra Lowlands Grassy Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion” (ILGW) and critically endangered ecological community (CEEC) “Illawarra and South Coast Lowland Forest and Woodland” (ISCLFW) habitat, in Croome Reserve. The incident was self-reported to the Department upon identification. FHC have since planted 80 trees in the road corridor and have implemented additional control measures to ensure no further harm occurs.

Page last updated: 19/02/2021