Funding Announced To Protect The Tweed River

Funding Announced To Protect The Tweed River

New South Wales Member for Tweed Geoff Provest

Protecting The Tweed River

Victor P Taffa

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest and Planning Minister Rob Stokes today announced $97,500 for protection and management of the Tweed River.

The Estuary Management Program grant funding will support Tweed Shire Council to develop a 10-year Coastal Zone Management Plan to ensure community access and environmental protection of the waterway.

“The Tweed River’s estuary ecosystem is a vital part of our local community’s natural environment and I am pleased the New South Wales (NSW) Government is supporting its protection.” Mr. Provest said.

 

 

“The plan will set out policies, strategies and actions for the next 10 years period to enhance the condition of the river with as little interruption to community enjoyment as possible.”

Planning Minister Rob Stokes said the NSW Government was working hard to protect and manage the state’s coastal areas and estuaries.

“The saltwater economy is an integral part of our way of life, and we want to ensure we have healthy waterways with thriving, resilient communities now and into the future.” Mr. Stokes said.

“Protecting the natural environment is foundational to achieving this.”

 

Tweed Heads River Mouth

Tweed Heads River Mouth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The grant is one of 25 Estuary Management Program grants totalling $1,799,036 awarded to 19 NSW councils and Local land Services to help improve the health of their local estuaries and maintain their ecological values.

All Estuary Management Program grants are matched dollar for dollar by recipients and are administered by the Office of Environment and Heritage.