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Byron Shire
April 17, 2024

Big cash for Big Scrub

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The Big Scrub Rainforest Landcare group is awaiting receipt of a grant of some $200,000 promised by the federal government towards a massive project of regeneration and maintenance in some of the region’s most endangered ecological communities.

The group will focus on 55 lowland rainforest remnants, covering an area of almost 550 hectares throughout the Tweed, Brunswick and Richmond valleys, and home to more than 40 threatened species.

The group’s president Tony Parkes says Big Scrub has work plans ready to go and is only waiting for the money to arrive. The group is ready to hit the ground running, as the money has to be spent by the end of the next financial year.


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