Project update: NSW Wild Dog Fence Extension

The project

The NSW Border Wild Dog Fence is 583 km in length and was erected along parts of the NSW and Queensland/South Australian borders. The extension project will see the fence extended by up to 440 km in the east adjacent to Mungindi and up to 350 km in the south to just short of the Murray River.

Our role in the project

In early 2020, Niche was engaged to assess the potential impacts on native fauna and flora by considering the direct impacts of the fence construction, as well as the potential indirect impacts to connectivity and population dynamics.

Our ecology team has now completed field assessments along the proposed NSW/South Australia and NSW/Queensland alignments.  

“This project presents a unique challenge in the assessment of complex biodiversity issues, and has provided our team with some incredible remote survey opportunities, including aerial surveying over some extraordinary landscapes.”

Dr Radika Michniewicz, Acting Discipline Manager – Ecology NSW
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