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Lockhart Shire to offer $100 vouchers to boost biodiversity


Lockhart Shire Council will offer a $100 voucher for new homeowners to spend at a local nursery as part of its efforts to promote biodiversity in the local government area.

The voucher will be issued at the time of Council issuing an occupation certificate for a new house and will only be redeemable for suitable native trees and plants, Council confirmed in a statement.

“In a related initiative, and in order to encourage participation in National Tree Day, the Council will be contacting the schools throughout the Shire to ascertain the level of interest in participating in the National Tree Day event,” Council said.

Depending on the level of interest, the Council will support the schools by supplying trees to plant.

It says both initiatives are in addition to biodiversity activities previously undertaken by Council including participation in the Galore Hill Scenic Reserve Biodiversity Study Project and The Rock Nature Reserve Management Plan prepared in conjunction with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and other stakeholders.

Galore Hill Scenic Reserve and The Rock Nature Reserve – Kengal Aboriginal Place are the two most prominent geographic features in the Shire’s landscape.

Lockhart Shire Council and Wagga Wagga City Council have previously collaborated on the development of the Best Management Practice of Roadside Reserve Corridors Project Plan.

The $100 nursery voucher initiative will be introduced from 1 July.

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