Sunday 18th Nov, 2018

NSW Ports works to conserve Sir Joseph Banks Park

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NSW Ports, together with Bayside Council and Conservation Volunteers Australia, has launched a three-year project to do environmental conservation works at Sir Joseph Banks Park, Botany.

The project is to involve up to 600 local community members in rehabilitating areas of native vegetation.

Sir Joseph Banks Park holds significant environmental importance, with fresh water wetlands and remnant Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub.

Chief executive Marika Calfas said NSW Ports was delighted to be partnering with Conservation Volunteers Australia and Bayside Council.

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“As the manager of key State infrastructure assets including Port Botany, NSW Ports takes its social responsibilities seriously, including working with the local community at Port Botany on important sustainability and environmental projects like this,” Ms Calfas said.

“We look forward to working with Bayside Council and Conservation Volunteers Australia to support local volunteers in the area.”

Conservation Volunteers Australia chief executive Phil Harrison said the organisation welcomed the partnership.

“This program will deliver community conservation action over the next three years, enabling us to engage up to 600 people across the course of the program. Volunteers will focus on areas of the park that have been affected by serious environmental degradation, and work to improve the health of these areas,” Mr Harrison said.

“We encourage the entire community to get involved in the program.”

NSW Ports currently works with Conservation Volunteers Australia in Wollongong on Green and Golden Bell frog pond maintenance.



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