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$65,000 for important rehabilitation project at Everlasting Swamp

Clarence Valley Council will receive $65,000 in estuary management funding from the NSW Government to undertake a hydrodynamic modelling project at the Everlasting Swamp. Member for Clarence Mr Gulaptis said the funding would be used by Clarence Valley Council and local land owners to undo some of the damage done to the Everlasting Swamp through extensive drainage and modification works carried out since 1928. “This important project will help provide land managers with a detailed understanding of the water, soil and ecological processes available for use in developing strategies that lead to the rehabilitation of the Everlasting Swamp,” Mr Gulaptis said. “The project will also help council and land owners to identify any risks or obstacles that need to be addressed for rehabilitation of the wetland, often referred to as the ‘Kakadu of the South’, to be successful.” All Estuary Management Program grants are matched dollar for dollar by recipients and are administered by the Office of Environment and Heritage.