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$80,000 to support important Urunga works

Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey, today announced $80,000 to support erosion mitigation works at Kalang River foreshore near Urunga as part of the 2016/17 Public Reserves Management Fund Program.

Mrs Pavey is inspecting the site today where the work will be undertaken.
 
“The Kalang River foreshore is a highly valued community space due to its assets such as the historic boathouses, wharf structures and ship parts, and is enjoyed by our local community and visitors every day,” Mrs Pavey said.
 
“I am pleased to see this funding for the foreshore works will go towards helping mitigate bank erosion in the Atherton Drive precinct and will ensure the local history of the area is retained for local tourism and the business community.
 
The NSW Government will also provide $15,000 as part of the Public Reserves Management Fund 2016/17 towards a precinct plan to guide future management  of the boathouses and river foreshore. The Plan will ensure consultation with the community, lease holders and local council are undertaken on the best solution for the cabins.
 
The funding allocation is part of the NSW Government’s $18 million 2016/17 Public Reserves Management Fund Program which provides grants and loans annually to support the development, maintenance and protection of public reserves.

In addition to the funding for this vital project, the NSW Government has also been working in partnership with other agencies and organisations to remediate the old antimony processing site at Urunga since April 2015.
 
For more information on the program, please visit www.dpi.nsw.gpov.au.

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