Sixteen thousand trees will be planted in the Murray electorate by June 2020 thanks to a $100000 boost from the Federal Government for new revegetation projects that directly help recover threatened ecological communities or threatened species.
Federal Member for Murray Damian Drum has announced funding allocated to Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority for the Building Future Superb Parrot Habitat project to plant 16000 trees along the Broken Creek corridor.
The project aims to build a strategic habitat for the threatened superb parrot, providing connectivity and increased extent of core habitat while reducing edge effects.
The 52ha site will be revegetated with indigenous species through direct seeding and tubestock planting of shrubs and trees. Seed production will be considered to provide a genetically robust seed source for future revegetation projects.
‘‘Many people in Murray are passionate about the environment and keen to help restore habitat that is threatened or supports threatened species,’’ Mr Drum said.
‘‘This Coalition Government investment will help this fantastic organisation to deliver real outcomes, further securing the future of Australia’s unique landscape and its threatened native species.
‘‘I look forward to seeing the benefits this project will bring to our local community, native species and our environment as a whole.’’
■For more information on the projects funded, visit: www.nrm.gov.au/national/20-million-trees