Improving Narromine’s fish habitats

Narromine will benefit from better fish habitats and fishing opportunities thanks to a grant from the NSW Government that will go towards improving outcomes for native fish in the region.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said Narromine Shire Council has received a $7,800 Habitat Action Grant, which will not only help the environment, but also improve recreational fishing.

“I’m delighted that Narromine Shire Council has taken the initiative to apply for this funding that will restore riparian areas along the Macquarie River,” Mr Saunders said.

“This project will have a long-term positive impact on native fish in our waterways, benefitting the Narromine region.”

Habitat Action Grants are funded from the Recreational Fishing Trusts, where all funds raised by the NSW Recreational Fishing Fee are placed.

“The Narromine River Reserves Rehabilitation is one of 33 successful projects announced in the program, with all project ideas created by local communities for their waterways,” Mr Saunders said.

The next round of the Habitat Action Grants program is officially open for people to come forward and apply.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for recreational fishers, community groups, Councils, private landholders and natural resource managers, who know their local waterways better than anyone, to apply for funding to provide long-term sustainable benefits to fish habitats,” Mr Saunders said.

A total of $850,000 is on offer for the 2022/232 round of projects, with applications open until 23 September 2022.

Since 2008, the Recreational Fishing Trusts have invested over $8 million into the Habitat Action Grants program.

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