Towra Point Nature Reserve
Win for Towra Point wetlands
THE internationally recognised wetlands at Towra Point Nature Reserve in Botany Bay is benefiting from a $1.5 million funding boost through the Australian Government’ s National Landcare Program.
The wetland is listed under the Ramsar Convention as a site of international importance, containing around 60 percent of saltmarsh and 40 percent of mangrove communities in the entire Sydney region.
It provides critical roosting and feeding habitat for a high volume of migratory shorebird species including the endangered Eastern Curlew and Little Tern.
The funding, awarded to Greater Sydney Local Land Services, is being used to reduce the impact of various threats to the site including human disturbance, weed infestations, feral animals, habitat loss and more.
The program also incorporates an Aboriginal employment program in partnership with the La Perouse Local Aboriginal Council.
Other project partners include NSW National Parks, Sutherland Shire Council, NSW Wader Birds Group and local schools and will see $1,523,383 invested over five years.
“This is a hugely significant investment that reflects the importance and value of the site itself”
- Paul Bennett, Land Services Manager, Greater Sydney.
This project is supported by Greater Sydney Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.