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$350,000 grant received for Glossy Black-Cockatoo habitat restoration

Member for Goulburn, Pru Goward announced a Saving our Species grant of $350,000 from the NSW Government to Greening Australia for our work in Glossy Black-Cockatoo Habitat Restoration.

The project aims to restore habitat for the iconic Glossy Black-Cockatoo by planting forage trees (Allocasuarina) and other woodland plant species such as Eucalypts and Acacias. The works will also be important in the protection of large mature eucalypts and numerous threatened woodland birds including the Hooded Robin, Brown Treecreeper and Diamond Firetail.

Pru Goward congratulated Greening Australia and expressed her support for their significant environmental and conversational endeavours.

“The funding will also deliver landholder workshops to raise awareness around the birds and their habitat needs,” she said.

Greening Australia staff share picture of Glossy Black-Cockatoo with Member for Goulburn Pru Goward and Liberal Candidate for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman in local woodland

Member for Goulburn Pru Goward, Liberal Candidate for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman, Greening Australia Project Officer Lucy Wenger and Project Manager Nicki Taws

Liberal Candidate for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman welcomed the funding.

“The work this grant will fund will result in major benefits for the local environment as well as the community,” she said.

Project Manager at Greening Australia, Nicki Taws said: “This funding provides a great opportunity for us to continue and expand the work we have been undertaking with the community over the last seven years for the Glossy Black-Cockatoo. This endearing bird is an ideal focus for us to engage local landholders and achieve habitat gains for a whole range of other threatened woodland birds.”

Greening Australia is bringing back the Glossy Black-Cockatoo in other parts of the country too, as part of our wider Great Southern Landscapes program. There is an isolated population of these birds on Kangaroo Island, that we are supporting through our WOMADelaide forest plantings there. And we are hoping to entice the birds onto the mainland by working to restore critical feeding habitat for Glossy Black-Cockatoos on the Southern Fleurieu Peninsula, SA.

The Saving our Species Contestable Grant Program is a partnership between the Saving our Species program and the NSW Environmental Trust. It is investing $100 million over five years to secure the future of NSW threatened plants and animals.