Comments on this assessment closed 11 August 2023. The text and documents below remain available for reference only.
Comment on Listing Assessments
About the nomination and assessment
Each year on behalf of the Threatened Species Scientific Committee, the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water invites public nominations for items that merit listing as threatened under national environment law. The “Honeymyrtle shrubland on limestone ridges of the Swan Coastal Plain Bioregion” was nominated for listing as a threatened ecological community and prioritised for assessment in 2021.
The Committee’s assessment and advice to the Minister is due by 30 October 2023.
Proposed Conservation Status: Critically Endangered
Distribution: Swan Coastal Plain Western Australia
Invitation to comment
You are invited to provide your views on the assessment and draft Conservation Advice for the Honeymyrtle shrubland on limestone ridges of the Swan Coastal Plain Bioregion.
The ecological community is proposed for inclusion in the Critically Endangered category, on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) list of threatened ecological communities.
The Committee particularly seeks comments on whether the nominated item is eligible for listing and whether the proposed conservation status is appropriate. Any other relevant comments and information about the ecological community or draft Conservation Advice document is also invited.
How can I get involved?
Read the consultation documents
Draft Consultation Advice for the Honeymyrtle shrubland on limestone ridges of the Swan Coastal Plain Bioregion (PDF KB)
Draft Consultation Advice for the Honeymyrtle shrubland on limestone ridges of the Swan Coastal Plain Bioregion (DOCX MB)
Guidelines for Nominating and Assessing Threatened Ecological Communities
The Guidelines for Nominating and Assessing Ecological Communities are also available to explain the criteria and concepts by which an ecological community can be determined as threatened in a particular conservation category.
Send your comments
The Committee welcomes the views of experts, land managers, First Nations peoples, other stakeholders and the general public on the draft Conservation Advice for the ecological community.
The public consultation period closes on 11 August 2023.
You are welcome to forward this request to advise other relevant key people or groups in your networks about this opportunity for comment. We would greatly appreciate your help to get input from other agencies and groups involved with biodiversity conservation, land management, primary industries and planning.
Questions to guide comments can be found within the draft Conservation Advice.
Please support your comments with information and data, preferably supported by published studies or observations. If some of that information is not published, would you be willing to be quoted as an expert or source (“personal communication”).
Responses are to be provided in writing either by email to:
or by mail to:
Ecological Communities section
Protected Species and Communities Branch
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
PO Box 3090
Canberra ACT 2601
Submissions received will be forwarded to the Threatened Species Scientific Committee and, subsequently, to the Minister for the Environment.