Restoration work will begin on waterways and adjacent land in the Goulburn electorate left damaged by the recent floods, bushfires and drought.
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman has welcomed the NSW Government’s $2.4 million Riparian Restoration program saying it will go a long way to help landholders and the wider community.
“This Government has shown time and again it cares about the regions and that it will continue to offer support after a challenging past few years,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
- $16,000 will go towards Upper Shoalhaven Landcare Group for Budjong Creek Erosion Control in Windellama which will enable minor erosion control works and revegetation
- $39,423 was awarded to the Hovells Creek riparian restoration project for fencing, seeding and planting works
- $25,550 will go towards Yass Urban Landcare Inc who are restoring the riparian corridor on Manton Creek through weed control and revegetation of damaged riparian area
“I would like to congratulate these groups on their successful project application and I thank them for their contribution to our community.”
50 projects total will be funded under this round of the grants, including the three projects in the Goulburn region.
“Restoring riparian areas can lead to improved water quality and stabilise banks to reduce further erosion and provide a better habitat for wildlife,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
“This investment by the NSW Government will ensure that we continue to protect these areas that are so critical to our region.”
This program is being run by Local Land Services with the projects being delivered by Landcare and other natural resource management groups.
The $2 million committed to the Landcare Riparian Restoration Grants is part of the NSW Government’s $200 million Regional Recovery Package.
Works are expected to be complete by September 2023.
For more information, visit http://www.lls.nsw.gov.au/