Federal Labor will invest up to $2.5 million to support the Cumberland Conservation Corridor in a bid to protect the environment around Mulgoa Creek.
The funding, which will go towards creating the Kingshill wildlife corridor, will support the work of the Mulgoa Valley Landcare Group, which has been caring for the creek and surrounding areas for nearly a quarter of a century.
Labor Candidate for Lindsay, Diane Beamer said the Kingshill wildlife corridor will provide an important habitat for endangered wildlife including the threatened Scarlet Robin and Flame Robin.
“These species rely on east-west corridors connecting their summer habitats in the Blue Mountains and winter habitats in Cumberland Plain Woodland,” she said.
“Labor’s investment will ensure the Mulgoa Valley Landcare Group can continue their good work protecting our natural flora and fauna.”
The Woodland is listed by the New South Wales Government as a critically endangered ecological community.
Ms Beamer said this commitment will ensure this landmark is preserved for the future.
“That’s why Labor will support measures to protect this corridor including supporting the acquisition of vital links, restoration works and ongoing management of the site,” Ms Beamer said.
Ms Beamer said the investment complements Federal Labor’s plan to ensure the Federal Government returns to taking a leadership role in protecting the environment.
A graduate of Western Sydney University, Nicola Barton is a news journalist with the Western Weekender, primarily covering crime and politics.