Saffin announces $210,000 in funding to improve Crown Reserves

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin has announced over $210,000 in NSW Government grants for improving Crown land reserves across her electorate.

LISMORE MP Janelle Saffin today (Wednesday, 3 July) announced over $210,000 in grants to maintain and upgrade Crown land reserves and community facilities across the Electorate of Lismore.

“It’s terrific that funding has been allocated to support local reserves, including replacement of Kyogle Showground’s poultry equipment storage shed, remediation of flood prone campsites at Tyalgum Recreation and Flora Reserve, rebuilding the dilapidated car park at Uki Public Hall, and protecting our natural environment from noxious weeds in Byrangery Grass Reserve, south of Goonengerry,” Ms Saffin said.

“Crown reserves support community health and well-being by providing public land for recreation, for community-focused organisations and facilities, and to protect the environment.”

The NSW Government grants are being provided by Crown Lands in the Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure from the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund.

Lismore Electorate projects being funded include:

  • $105,965 to replace the poultry equipment storage shed and remove asbestos at Kyogle Showground. The current timber structure was built in the 1930s and has deteriorated due to exposure and termite damage. The new storage shed will have better access and height clearance for storage.
  • $65,450 to remediate flood prone campsites at Tyalgum Recreation and Flora Reserve. Work will include installation of stormwater drainage to mitigate the risk of low-lying campsite areas becoming waterlogged and inaccessible. The work will ensure more people will be able to use the camping facilities all year round.
  • $24,545 to build a new car park at Uki Public Hall in Uki. The new car park will increase car capacity and boost visitor safety.
  • $14,960 to conduct critical weed management work to support natural regeneration of native bushland at Byrangery Grass Reserve. The work will remove noxious weeds including Camphor Laurel, Lantana and Cestrum and will support conservation initiatives for threatened species, including the Glossy Black Cockatoo. 

Minister for Lands and Property Steve Kamper said: There are thousands of Crown land reserves across the state managed by Crown Lands, volunteer community boards and local councils.

“These grants in the Lismore Electorate are part of $14.578 million being offered by the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund statewide to support 144 projects,” Minister Kamper said.

Photo of an open day at Byrangery Grass Reserve, Goonengerry.