Friday June 15, 2012
Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies today announced a project aimed at restoring bushland along the Mulgoa Creek would receive $250,000.
Ms Davies said the grant was part of an $8 million NSW Government program to fix degraded natural bushland sites.
“In a challenging economic environment this funding targets key community groups who are best placed to protect their local environment.
“I am pleased to announce the Mulgoa Valley Landcare Group will receive $250,000 towards a six year strategy on resilience and restoration of native vegetation along Mulgoa Creek.
“This project will manage key invasive weeds at priority sites which are currently beyond the capacity of landowners.
“The project will also provide a land owner support officer to deliver on-site conservation land management training and assistance to landowners within the Mulgoa Valley,” Ms Davies said.
The Mulgoa project is among 33 across the state to share in $8 million under the Community Bush Regeneration Large Project grants, part of the Environmental Restoration and Rehabilitation program.
Administered by the NSW Environmental Trust, these grants deliver on the NSW Government’s commitment to regenerate degraded natural bushland including riverbanks, waterways and urban bushland.
The grants are aimed at larger scale longer term projects which will build capacity for local community groups to protect, restore and enhance our environment.