Bandicoot Survey - Inner West Light Rail


Background

As part of the Biodiversity Compensation Package for the Inner West light rail line, Transport for NSW is funding a research project on the Inner West Long-nosed Bandicoot (LNB) population.

The study was developed in consultation and agreement with key stakeholders including the Office of Environment and Heritage, Inner West Council (formerly Marrickville Council, Leichhardt Council, Ashfield Council) the GreenWay Sustainability Project, the GreenWay Steering Committee, Transdev and the Inner West Environment Group.

Large piles of timber will be placed at a four sites along the rail line to provide possible nesting and shelter sites for LNBs. These sites will be monitored with remote detection cameras for evidence of LNB use as part of this project.


Community survey

The researchers are keen to find out what you have seen in your local area, regardless of how insignificant you may think it is.

The aim is to gather information on the likely location of LNBs for further investigation, particularly any “hotspots” of observations. Observations of other native and introduced fauna will also be collected.

Start the survey now

The project is being managed by the School of Land and Environmental Sciences, Sydney University.

Background

As part of the Biodiversity Compensation Package for the Inner West light rail line, Transport for NSW is funding a research project on the Inner West Long-nosed Bandicoot (LNB) population.

The study was developed in consultation and agreement with key stakeholders including the Office of Environment and Heritage, Inner West Council (formerly Marrickville Council, Leichhardt Council, Ashfield Council) the GreenWay Sustainability Project, the GreenWay Steering Committee, Transdev and the Inner West Environment Group.

Large piles of timber will be placed at a four sites along the rail line to provide possible nesting and shelter sites for LNBs. These sites will be monitored with remote detection cameras for evidence of LNB use as part of this project.


Community survey

The researchers are keen to find out what you have seen in your local area, regardless of how insignificant you may think it is.

The aim is to gather information on the likely location of LNBs for further investigation, particularly any “hotspots” of observations. Observations of other native and introduced fauna will also be collected.

Start the survey now

The project is being managed by the School of Land and Environmental Sciences, Sydney University.


  • Update on the bandicoot research

    about 3 years ago

    The researchers are promoting the survey more broadly to encourage other community members to participate.

    In the meantime, cameras that have been monitoring the area around the light rail have captured the following:

    • foxes were recorded at seven of the eight sites being monitored
    • the main species recorded were cats - every site had at least two different cats captured on camera
    • dogs were recorded at two sites
    • black rats were only recorded at the four sites where logs were placed
    • one brush-tail possum was recorded at Piggott Street.

    The researchers are promoting the survey more broadly to encourage other community members to participate.

    In the meantime, cameras that have been monitoring the area around the light rail have captured the following:

    • foxes were recorded at seven of the eight sites being monitored
    • the main species recorded were cats - every site had at least two different cats captured on camera
    • dogs were recorded at two sites
    • black rats were only recorded at the four sites where logs were placed
    • one brush-tail possum was recorded at Piggott Street.