66,425 trees to be planted in Wide Bay

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An impressive 66,425 trees will be planted in Wide Bay by June 2020 thanks to a $317,580 boost from the Coalition Government for new revegetation projects that directly help recover threatened ecological communities or threatened species.

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien is delighted to announce funding for the following projects:

  • $100,000 for Gympie Regional Council to plant 20,000 trees as part of the Mary River Trail Rainforest Restoration, as part of the River to Rail Trail network. This planting will help out-compete aggressive invasive species and facilitate natural regeneration of the rainforest, enhancing the experience of visitors and locals using the trail network.
     
  • $107,580 for HQPlantations to plant 26,425 trees along the south side of Coondoo Creek and a smaller tributary nearby, helping to create and enhance habitat for koalas, Mary River Cod and Giant Barred Frog.
     
  • $110,000 for  Private Forestry Service Queensland to plant 20,000 trees in as part of the Mount Urah Koala Habitat Restoration. Project activities will include fencing the site to exclude grazing activity, assisted seed and lignotuber regeneration, improving the habitat for koalas.

“Many people and organisations in Wide Bay are passionate about our region’s natural environment here, and are keen to help restore habitat that is threatened or supports threatened species like koalas, and our unique local wildlife such as the Mary River Cod,” Mr O’Brien said.

“This Coalition Government investment will help to deliver real outcomes for our native flora and fauna, further securing the future of Wide Bay’s unique landscape and its threatened native species.

“These three projects will bring genuine benefits to our local community, native species and our environment as a whole, and I am pleased to have been able to deliver this funding.”

Delivered under the third and final round of the 20 Million Trees Program, the projects will help see the Coalition Government deliver on its commitment to plant 20 million trees across Australia by 2020.

For more information on the projects funded, please visit: http://www.nrm.gov.au/national/20-million-trees

 
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