Davidson Groups Receive Funding Boost

Monday, 03 September 2018

Two Davidson electorate projects will share in almost $36,000 thanks to the NSW Government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund.

Member for Davidson, Jonathan O’Dea said the funding would support the hard work of local groups.

“The Wakehurst Parkway wildlife corridor will benefit from $24,000 for weeding. The program will improve, protect, and restore endangered ecological communities within this regional, high risk pathway and regional wildlife corridor,” Mr O’Dea said.

The funding will target priority weeds listed in the Greater Sydney Regional Strategic Weeds Management Plan.

“Another $12,000 will be provided to the East Lindfield Boy Scouts so they can upgrade their kitchen facilities and improve kitchen safety,” Mr O’Dea said.

Minister for Lands and Forestry, Paul Toole, said the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund program was focussed on ensuring communities and visitors could continue to enjoy local land and facilities.

“This year we’ve made a record investment into Crown land with more than $20 million in grants and loans being provided across the state,” Mr Toole said.

To date, the NSW Government has invested $115 million across seven years into Crown land projects.

CRIF supports Crown reserve managers by providing funding for repairs and maintenance projects, pest and weed control, new recreational infrastructure and environmental initiatives.