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Do you want to enhance biodiversity on your property?

Central Tablelands Local Land Services (LLS) is offering assistance to anyone who wishes to improve and protect native plants and animals on their property, as part of the Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project.

The Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project has been funded by the Australian Government to enhance biodiversity in the Greater Blue Mountains area.

This means that the Central Tablelands LLS is able to provide funding for people to plant native trees, install fencing to protect remnant native bushland and creeks from stock, as well as undertake invasive weed control in all these areas.

"This is a great opportunity for people who have native vegetation on or near their property to get help to enhance the condition of this vegetation," said Huw Evans.

Properties that contain high value waterways (waterways that have a high economic, social or ecological value to our region), are adjacent to high value biodiversity areas or contain threatened species or communities will be a priority for funding.

Mr Evans said the funding was aimed at properties from the Capertee Valley in the north to the Tuglow River in the south. "This region is rich in biodiversity values and supports a unique array of native plants and animals", he explained.

If you are interested in applying for funding as part of this project you will need to complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) form and return it to the Central Tablelands LLS online or by post.

This EOI can be downloaded from www.centraltablelands.lls.nsw.gov.au or picked up from your local Central Tablelands LLS Office.

Once this EOI has been received a representative from Central Tablelands LLS will meet with you on your property to discuss what funding is available and the suitability of your application.

For further information, please contact Huw Evans at huw.evans@lls.nsw.gov.au or on (02) 6350 3117 

 Media contact: Kylie Krause 0439 608370 | kylie.krause@lls.nsw.gov.au