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  • Over $230,000 to help save the Elderslie Banksia Scrub Forest

    Posted on 31 January, 2018


    Minister for the Environment Gabrielle Upton along with the Member for Camden Chris Patterson today announced that $239,250 is going towards a new regionally-based conservation project to help save the Banksia integrifolia 

     

    Member for Camden Chris Patterson said he was pleased to be delivering much needed funding to protect the endangered Banksia Scrub Forest.

     

    “The funding will be used to erect fencing, restrict the dumping of waste, weed control, revegetation, seed-banking, research into appropriate fire regimes, monitoring, and community engagement ,” Mr Patterson said. 

     

    Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton said this was just one example of how the NSW Government is investing in endangered species across NSW.

     

    “These funds are part of the NSW Government’s Saving our Species program that is investing $100 million over five years to secure native threatened species in the wild,” Ms Upton said.

     

    As part of the program, 16 new projects across regional NSW will share funding of $4 million over four years to help the conservation of 30 plant and animal species, including threatened ecological communities.

     

    The investment will go towards increasing regional resources to help local actions for these species including work to restore and rehabilitate habitat, establish reserves and limit risks to the species.

     

    For more information visit: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/animals-and-plants/threatened-species/saving-our-species-program