Environmental and Social Governance
NCIG is committed to a variety of works to offset biodiversity impacts created by the construction of the terminal. Part of this offset is the development of a 78 hectare Green and Golden Bell Frog habitat on Ash Island, part of the Hunter Wetlands National Park.
Construction was completed in November 2014, including the shaping of an aquatic and terrestrial habitat in seven individual stages and planting of 60,000 native wetland plant species.
Captive-bred frogs are currently being introduced into the habitat with the aim of establishing a sustainable population of Green and Golden Bell Frogs in an area of the National Park where the species were previously known to exist.
Working with scientists from the University of Newcastle, NCIG is responsible for the management of this area of the National Park to maintain the sustainable frog population.