Creeks and river to benefit from funds

TWO local projects to improve fish habitats will be financed by $70,000 in grants.

The grants will allow habitat work along the banks of Tapitallee Creek and work on acid sulphate soil in the Broughton Creek floodplain.

The Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority’s Bring Back the Tapitallee Fish program gained $40,000 for Tapitallee and Bomaderry creeks and Shoalhaven River project.

The project will see 2.7km of fencing constructed along with 1km of revegetation, weed management and erosion works, opening up an eight-10km fish passage.

The University of NSW Water Research Laboratory received $30,000 to prioritise acid sulphate soil work and remediation works on the Broughton Creek floodplain and Shoalhaven River estuary.

Up to 5km of tidal channels across the Broughton Creek floodplain will be remediated by modifying floodgates to encourage in-drain tidal buffering of acid by-products. 

Funding for the projects was provided through the Recreational Fishing Trust’s Habitat Action Grants from money raised by the NSW recreational fishing fee.


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