Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson MP has today announced $39,800 for the Tamworth Regional Landcare Association to control invasive weeds and restore vegetation habitat on the Peel River.


Mr Anderson said this is a wonderful boost for our local area, which will see major improvements to local creeks, riverbanks, wetlands and a better environment for fish, which will improve habitats and ultimately produce more fish.


“The Recreational Fishing Trust - Habitat Action Grant Program is a great example of how anglers’ money raised by the NSW Recreational Fishing Fee, is being invested back into recreational fishing and supporting the improvement of recreational fish populations.


“It’s not only the fish that will benefit from these works, water quality in our rivers will improve and this will have flow-on benefits to local communities and tourism through improved recreational fishing opportunities.


“There is no better organisation to do this work than Landcare associations. It’s important to support them and I thank the Tamworth Regional Landcare Association who do an outstanding job led by President Paul Moxon along with Vice President Hamish Campbell and Stephanie Cameron who is also the Chairperson of the New England Northwest Landcare Network and the Sustainable Northwest program and the Deputy Chairperson of Landcare NSW,” Mr Anderson said.


Ms Cameron said “this is great news and we are excited about what we will be able to do with this money, which includes cleaning up weeds out of the Peel River waterway over the next 12 months. It will be great for people, animals, and the environment.


“Healthy waters are so important because they impact on everyone downstream for drinking water, irrigation water for crops, fish protection for fishers, native habitat for our local species and protecting biodiversity.


“Be prepared to see a great difference in the quality of water in the coming years,” Ms Cameron concluded.   

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