Andrew Fraser presented Garry Dew with a certificate to make a $99,999 worth of state funding for waterways repairs in the Orara Valley.
Andrew Fraser presented Garry Dew with a certificate to make a $99,999 worth of state funding for waterways repairs in the Orara Valley.

Grant to help restore river

A MID North Coast environmental rehabilitation project has been awarded a grant of close to $100,000.

The Orara Valley River Care Groups Management Committee Inc., was granted $99,999 by the Environmental Trust to restore and rehabilitate land along Bucca Creek and the Orara River north of Nana Glen.

“We will put it to good use to repair the riparian (zone),” chairperson Garry Dew told the Coffs Coast Advocate.

Between 10 and 15 kilometres of farmland is slated for restoration, revegetation and weeding by volunteers – if landholders permit the project onto their land.

“Landholders need to endorse the project and come on board,” Mr Dew said.

The money, from State Government funds, was awarded after a submission from the group on behalf of 32 new and existing landholders along the creek and river expressed an interest and commitment to the health of our local waterways.

State member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser presented Mr Dew with a certificate of the award yesterday.

“What you see here is a balanced approach by the community,” Mr Fraser said.



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