The Black Summer bushfires burnt through almost the entire Bungawalbin area in the Richmond Valley, devastating the local community and destroying habitats for threatened species.
$368,696 in combined Federal and State Government funding has been announced to support environmental restoration across 17,620 ha of public and private land.
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.
“The work will be a partnership between the local community, Bungawalbin Landcare, Bandjalang traditional owners and the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service,” Mr Hogan said.
“These projects were identified by the community and are making a big difference locally.”
State Nationals MP for Clarence Chris Gulaptis said the area was severely impacted by the Bora Ridge/Myall Creek Rd fire in November of 2019.
“The recovery work that has been undertaken since the fire by a number of community groups is nothing short of heroic,” 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