National Heritage Assessment
The names of individual assessors and nominators have been removed for privacy reasons
About this assessment
The Australian Heritage Council found the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and Long Island, Lion Island and Spectacle Island Nature Reserves, with their spectacular and rugged landscape are of outstanding national heritage significance for their exceptional concentration of flora and fauna. With a diverse range of vegetation, from open forest and woodland to swamps and warm temperate rainforest, the place is home for over 1000 native plant species, and over 100 species of moths and butterflies, and native animals including the spottedtailed quoll, the southern brown bandicoot, the koala and the eastern bent-wing bat, and (on Lion Island) almost all the breeding little penguins in the Sydney region.
The Council's final assessment report as given to the Minister is attached.
In some cases the Minister will have made amendments to such matters as boundaries, values and descriptions, before listing the place. For final listing data visit the Australian Heritage Database or the National Heritage Listing for the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and Long Island, Lion Island and Spectacle Island Nature Reserves.
The names of individual assessors and nominators have been removed for privacy reasons.