A RE-ELECTED Rudd Labor government would invest a further $7 million in land acquisitions to conserve more local endangered bushland in the Cumberland Conservation Corridor.
“This funding will ensure that we continue to preserve important bushland and strike a balance between our natural environment and urban development,” Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said today.
“David [Bradbury] has been a very strong advocate for the local western Sydney environment and I congratulate him on being able to secure yet more funding for bushland conservation.”
Federal MP for Lindsay David Bradbury said the funding builds on the more than $22 million the government has already delivered for acquiring local endangered bushland, conserving more than 2,000 hectares.
“I am proud to again commit substantial funding for the acquisition of endangered bushland in our community,” Mr Bradbury said.
“The tracts of bushland that we have been able to preserve has created a green corridor for important flora and fauna, acting as the lungs of our region.
“This is on top of more than $70 million the government also invested in programs to improve the health of the Hawkesbury-Nepean River.''