LOCAL LANDCARE RECEIVE $250,000

Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George yesterday presented Tweed Landcare Inc Secretary Fran O'Hara with a certificate confirming its successful application under the NSW Environmental Trust's 2011 Community Bush Regeneration Large Project Stream for $249,850.

The project, the Mid Tweed River and Mt Warning connections of HCV vegetation, funded over 6 years is to undertake bush regeneration on private and public properties along the Tweed River, from Byrrill Creek to Byangum and will be matched with funding from the Catchment Management Authority and Council.

"Landholders will be involved alongside bush regenerators to restore high conservation value flora and fauna habitat.

"The project will provide support and information to landholders and Landcare group to improve knowledge of threatened species management, connectivity and sub catchment based habitat restoration," Mr George said.

The project is to be managed by Tweed Landcare Inc and supported by Uki Residents Association, Terragon Landcare, Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority, EPA (NPWS) and Tweed Shire Council.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577