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Environmental recovery in Clarence Valley

The Black Summer Bushfires caused devastation through large areas of the natural environment across the Clarence Valley, destroying flora and fauna and habitats for threatened species.

$918,488 in combined Federal and State Government funding has been announced to support environmental restoration across the Clarence.

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said this project will do important work to restore our natural environment and will also create jobs in our community.

“This project will establish programs to maintain burnt landscapes, protect wildlife habitat, and improve the Yuraygir Coastal Walk,” Mr Hogan said.

“They will provide local youth with employment, training, and skill development in conservation and land management, and enhance the experience of visitors to the region.”

State Nationals MP for Clarence Chris Gulaptis said these rehabilitation programs will contribute to wider environmental recovery efforts by Clarence Valley Council and the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

“These programs will be led by Environment Environment who have a long and successful history of experiencing in delivering ecological restoration works across the region,” Mr Gulaptis said.

“The Nationals in Government have said from day one that this crisis isn’t over when the news headlines fade. We keep working until communities fully recover and are better prepared for the next disaster.”

The Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Package is one part of the $4.5 billion overarching bushfire support program co-funded by the Australian and NSW Governments for bushfire recovery, response and preparedness in NSW. For further information, visit www.nsw.gov.au/blerfund