CONSERVATION: A plan to compensate for habitat loss caused by the Pacific Hwy upgrade could provide landholders with extra income.
CONSERVATION: A plan to compensate for habitat loss caused by the Pacific Hwy upgrade could provide landholders with extra income. Ben Beaden

Highway upgrade leads to opportunity

LOCAL landholders may be able to generate extra income courtesy of the Pacific Hwy upgrade between Woolgoolga and Ballina.

The RMS is looking for landholders to take part in its biodiversity offsetting program to compensate for wildlife habitat lost due to highway construction.

The program is an acknowledgement that the RMS cannot always compensate for habitat loss at the construction site, forcing it to offset it elsewhere.

This provides landowners away from the highway an opportunity to earn income for land they are prepared to set aside for wildlife.

RMS is looking for a variety of native vegetation types, such as eucalypt forests, floodplain forests and mangroves.

For more information visit the RMS website



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