Ingleside Chase Reserve Biobanking Agreement

We have prepared an application for a Biobanking Agreement with NSW Office of Environment and Heritage to establish Ingleside Chase Reserve as a Biobank site.

We have prepared an application for a Biobanking Agreement with NSW Office of Environment and Heritage to establish Ingleside Chase Reserve as a Biobank site.

  • Comments are now closed

    about 1 hour ago

    Thank you to the 96 people who made online comments on the Ingleside Chase Biobanking Agreement. These comments will be reviewed during the finalisation of the Agreement.

    Thank you to the 96 people who made online comments on the Ingleside Chase Biobanking Agreement. These comments will be reviewed during the finalisation of the Agreement.

  • Have your say

    about 2 months ago

    The draft Biobanking Agreement is now on exhibition.

    View Location map
    View draft Biobanking Agreement

    Make a submission

    • online
    • in writing - marked 'Ingleside Chase Biobank Agreement' to Northen Beaches Council, PO Box 82 Manly 1655

    Submissions close Sunday 21 April

    The draft Biobanking Agreement is now on exhibition.

    View Location map
    View draft Biobanking Agreement

    Make a submission

    • online
    • in writing - marked 'Ingleside Chase Biobank Agreement' to Northen Beaches Council, PO Box 82 Manly 1655

    Submissions close Sunday 21 April

  • Benefits of establishing a biobank site

    about 2 months ago

    Benefits of establishing a biobank site at Ingleside Chase Reserve include:

    • provision of biodiversity offsets that are kept local to the Northern Beaches
    • ongoing, in-perpetuity funding for management of the reserve for conservation purposes
    • facilitation of the implementation of management actions which have previously been identified within the adopted Plan of Management.
    • in-perpetuity management of the reserve’s high conservation values.

    Benefits of establishing a biobank site at Ingleside Chase Reserve include:

    • provision of biodiversity offsets that are kept local to the Northern Beaches
    • ongoing, in-perpetuity funding for management of the reserve for conservation purposes
    • facilitation of the implementation of management actions which have previously been identified within the adopted Plan of Management.
    • in-perpetuity management of the reserve’s high conservation values.
  • Background

    about 2 months ago

    At a meeting on 27 September 2016 Council endorsed the submission of a biobanking application to the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage to establish a biobank site at Ingleside Chase Reserve.

    View Council Report (Item 8.4) - 27 September 2016
    View Council minutes

    A Biobanking Agreement is an in-perpetuity arrangement between a land manager (Council in this instance) and the State government – and provides funding for the ongoing management of the biobanking site for conservation purposes.

    Conservation management actions in Ingleside Chase Reserve include

    • improving habitat value and conservation of threatened flora and fauna species,
    • reducing the impact of weeds and feral animal pests, and
    • reducing human impacts to improve water quality in the Narrabeen, Fern and Mullet Creek catchments.

    These management actions are currently being implemented by Council in accordance with the 2010 Ingleside Chase Reserve Plan of Management. However, current funding is limited, and the Biobanking Agreement provides an opportunity to secure a substantially larger budget to continue to manage Ingleside Chase Reserve.

    At a meeting on 27 September 2016 Council endorsed the submission of a biobanking application to the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage to establish a biobank site at Ingleside Chase Reserve.

    View Council Report (Item 8.4) - 27 September 2016
    View Council minutes

    A Biobanking Agreement is an in-perpetuity arrangement between a land manager (Council in this instance) and the State government – and provides funding for the ongoing management of the biobanking site for conservation purposes.

    Conservation management actions in Ingleside Chase Reserve include

    • improving habitat value and conservation of threatened flora and fauna species,
    • reducing the impact of weeds and feral animal pests, and
    • reducing human impacts to improve water quality in the Narrabeen, Fern and Mullet Creek catchments.

    These management actions are currently being implemented by Council in accordance with the 2010 Ingleside Chase Reserve Plan of Management. However, current funding is limited, and the Biobanking Agreement provides an opportunity to secure a substantially larger budget to continue to manage Ingleside Chase Reserve.

  • Ingleside Chase Reserve - Biodiversity Banking and Offsets Scheme

    about 2 months ago

    Ingleside Chase Reserve is a 70-hectare bushland reserve owned and managed by Council and is located on the Warriewood Escarpment between the suburbs of Warriewood, Ingleside and Elanora Heights. It contains a number of vegetation communities and a suite of listed threatened species. The reserve is currently managed via bushland restoration and hazard reduction contracts.

    Council engaged ecological consultants to conduct surveys, assessment and reporting required to establish the reserve as a biobank site under the OEH’s Biodiversity Banking and Offsets Scheme.

    A biobank site is an area of land over which the landowner has agreed to place a biobanking agreement to manage land for conservation. A Biobanking Assessment Report was prepared to calculate the number of biodiversity credits for Ingleside Chase Reserve based on the vegetation type and fauna species present. The credits can be purchased by developers looking to offset their environmental impact. The proceeds then go into the Biobanking Trust Fund which provides for the environmental management of the reserve in perpetuity.

    Ingleside Chase Reserve is a 70-hectare bushland reserve owned and managed by Council and is located on the Warriewood Escarpment between the suburbs of Warriewood, Ingleside and Elanora Heights. It contains a number of vegetation communities and a suite of listed threatened species. The reserve is currently managed via bushland restoration and hazard reduction contracts.

    Council engaged ecological consultants to conduct surveys, assessment and reporting required to establish the reserve as a biobank site under the OEH’s Biodiversity Banking and Offsets Scheme.

    A biobank site is an area of land over which the landowner has agreed to place a biobanking agreement to manage land for conservation. A Biobanking Assessment Report was prepared to calculate the number of biodiversity credits for Ingleside Chase Reserve based on the vegetation type and fauna species present. The credits can be purchased by developers looking to offset their environmental impact. The proceeds then go into the Biobanking Trust Fund which provides for the environmental management of the reserve in perpetuity.