The NSW Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, Frank Sartor
, announced on 2 March 2010 that the NSW Government has agreed to adopt the key recommendations of the Natural Resource Commission’s (NRC
) December 2009 report on the River red gum forests in Riverina bioregion
. This means the establishment of 107,210 ha of river red gum protected areas (69,413 ha of National Parks, 16,308 ha of Regional Park and 21,489 ha of Indigenous protected areas) and a support package of up to $80 million for affected timber industry workers and regional communities.
To read the media release, click here
Alluvium consulted to the NRC on the river red gum forests assessment and worked closely with the NRC throughout the process providing project management and water planning advice. Alluvium congratulates the NRC on the project and the degree to which the NSW Government’s decision reflects the key recommendations and the work of the Commission.
to read the NRC’s river red gum forests assessment.
Afternoon camping spot in the Gunbower State Forest