Biodiversity Australia was contracted by MCPL to conduct vertebrate pest monitoring and control in the Middlemount Coal Mine offset areas as part of a comprehensive program which includes vertebrate pest control, vegetation and photo point monitoring, and weed control. Target pest species included wild dogs, foxes, rabbits, feral pigs, and feral cats. The project aims to support the primary objective of establishing the offset areas, which is to maintain and enhance specific areas of suitable habitat for vulnerable species and ecological communities.


List of all key deliverables including any reporting requirements:

  • Establishing and conducting Vertebrate Pest control programs to mining safety standards
  • On-ground population control using a range of species-specific techniques and tools
  • Population monitoring including camera surveillance, spotlighting, and thermal imaging
  • Engaging in and aligning management efforts with other landholders within the LGA
  • Post-works reporting