The Birramal Conservation Area adjoins the city's expanding urban areas between Lloyd and Glenoak. The conservation area cover an area of approximately 127ha comprising Endangered Ecological Community of White Box Woodland. This area is crucial habitat providing east-west and north-south connectivity for a variety of native flora and fauna, including Squirrel Gliders (Petaurus norfolcensis) which is classified as an Endangered Population in the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area.
Pomingalarna is a bushland reserve that forms an important part of the Wagga Wagga's landscape. Located to the western side of the city, its highest point is 298 metres above sea level which provides a good vantage point overlooking the city. Pomingalarna Reserve is
Pomingalarna Reserve is considered to have high conservation value, as it contains approximately:
- 165 plant species including 53 introduced species,
- 91 species of bird
- 5 species of native mammals and
- an extensive number of amphibians and reptiles
The reserve also contains a number of threatened species and communities
Aboriginal Significant Places
Aboriginal Places are a way of recognising and legally protecting Aboriginal cultural heritage. Under the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Act, any land may be declared an Aboriginal place if the area "is or was of special significance to Aboriginal Culture".
There are currently five Aboriginal Significant Places that have been declared by the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) in the Wagga Wagga area, These include:
- Wollundry Lagoon & Tony Ireland Park
- Wiradjuri Reserve & Gobba Beach
- Bomen Lagoon
- Bomen Axe Quarry
- Flowerdale Lagoon
For more information on Aboriginal Significant Places, please click the link.