Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes and Member for Wakehurst Brad Hazzard today announced $320,000 to support the restoration and sustainability of local wetlands.

The funds have been secured under the NSW Government’s Saving our Species program and will support Northern Beaches Council in improving key wetland reserves and protecting threatened ecological communities.

“This is a major boost for environmental management on the northern beaches,” Rob Stokes said today.

“Our wetlands are among the most underappreciated natural areas of our community – despite performing a crucial environmental role.

“There is so much life and activity in these areas and a sustained effort is needed to ensure their ongoing health and functionality,” Rob Stokes said.

“These are spectacular areas of our community which have both environmental and recreational values,” Brad Hazzard said.

“Improvements to our wetland reserves have direct benefits to water quality at our local lagoons and beaches.

“Northern Beaches Council has a strong focus on our natural environment and has a passionate and talented team of staff and volunteers who are committed to its long-term sustainability.

“I'm delighted the NSW government is partnering with Northern Beaches Council to ensure these key areas of our community are protected and improved,” Brad Hazzard said.

The NSW Government’s Saving Our Species program is investing $100 million over 5 years to secure the future of NSW threatened plants and animals.

Further details on the program is available at:

https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/animals-and-plants/threatened-species/saving-our-species-program