Parramatta is to receive a portion of the NSW government’s $5 million funding for showground maintenance and weed and pest control, said Baulkham Hills MP David Elliott.
Under the Public Reserves Management Fund Program, Lake Parramatta Reserve will receive a $10,000 upgrade.
“Public reserves are wonderful assets that are highly valued by local communities and are vital to the success of local sports, social clubs, business and tourism,” Mr Elliott said.
Liberal candidate for Seven Hills councillor Mark Taylor said the program provides vital funding for improvements, maintenance and protection of Crown Land reserves in the state.
“The NSW government’s commitment to provide funding for pest and weed management on Crown Reserves will result in better outcomes for the community and help to protect high conservation value areas throughout Seven Hills,” he said.
“This funding will allow new work to be done to minimise the risk of spreading high- risk noxious weeds to new areas around the region, which is a win for our local communities and a win for the environment.”
Minister for Natural Resources, Lands and Water Kevin Humphries encouraged all eligible reserve trust boards responsible for Crown Land sites in The Hills to apply for the funding when the next round opens later in August.
“The program is just one example of the NSW government’s commitment to the cultural, sporting, environmental, economic and recreational life of communities across NSW,” Mr Humphries said.
Click here to apply for the Public Reserves Management Fund Program.