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Environmental Improvements to Clarendon Road Reserve Peakhurst

Clarendon Road Reserve in Peakhurst has received almost $30,000 in funding to help control invasive weed species and improve biodiversity at the site.

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, said the project aims to protect the reserve into the future from the impacts of invasive weeds such as Lantana and Madeira Vine.

“This investment is targeting invasive weed species throughout Clarendon Road Reserve and the surrounding area to help protect the precinct moving forward,” Mr Coure said.

“Our Government is investing $15.23 million from the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund in more than 250 projects across the State. This will ensure that we are able to maintain these sites and our natural environment overall.”

Crown land reserves support everything from parks, community halls, nature areas and showgrounds to sporting facilities, camping areas and walking tracks. They also provide a home for organisations like men’s sheds and surf lifesaving clubs.

Minister for Lands and Water, Kevin Anderson, said maintaining and enhancing Crown reserves supports businesses, tourism and recreation and gives locals access to quality open spaces.

“The NSW Government knows how important it is that we keep Crown reserves in top shape in order to support the communities that rely on these facilities. In doing so, we are also protecting the environment and supporting tourism, businesses and local economies,” Minister Anderson said.

“The Crown Reserves Improvement Fund supports projects in all areas of the State, particularly in regional NSW where we know communities make great use of facilities on Crown land.”

“This year’s funding allocation will improve community facilities such as showgrounds, amenities blocks, public halls and disabled access to reserves.”

“It will also keep our reserves healthy and protect native plants and animals by removing noxious weeds and controlling feral pests like foxes, rabbits and cats.”

For more information about the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund, please visit:

https://reservemanager.crownland.nsw.gov.au/funding/crif