The NSW Government has approved over $1.4 million in funding for a range of local NSW improvement projects for Crown land reserves and community facilities in the region.
Belmont Wetlands Land Administrator and Belgravia Leisure’s Northern NSW Area Manager, Nicole Dunn, led the development of the $290k grant application.
Nicole Dunn says, “it’s been exciting to be able to secure funds that address a significant issue that has been identified by Park staff and the local community for some time. It will also allow for the future development of the Plan of Management which will significantly improve the experiences for those that visit the Wetlands and allow for exciting future growth opportunities.”
“This funding will see infrastructure upgrades to buildings, security enhancements as well as maintenance of reserves through noxious weed and pest control.” Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the NSW Government is providing $51.7 million from the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund this year to support 705 maintenance and upgrade projects on Crown reserves across the State.
“This year’s fund has received a $40 million boost to support communities that have been impacted by bushfires and COVID-19, to fund infrastructure improvements and support jobs for local trades and materials suppliers,” Mrs Pavey said.
“Protecting and enhancing Crown land reserves is essential for the well-being of communities and our environment, and to support recreation, tourism, business, and local economies.” Mrs Pavey concluded.