More than half of the cull quota this year up to 1406 eastern grey kangaroos is for ACT managed Googong Foreshores across the NSW border.
The 12 sites to be closed for the conservation cull are Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve, Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve, Mount Majura Nature Reserve and adjacent territory land, Kama Nature Reserve, Mount Painter Nature Reserve and adjacent territory land, The Pinnacle Nature Reserve and adjacent unleased land, Mount Mugga Mugga Nature Reserve, Isaacs Ridge Nature Reserves, Callum Brae Nature Reserve, East Jerrabomberra Grasslands, West Jerrabomberra Nature Reserve, and Googong Foreshores.
Located at the mouths of the Mersey and Dee estuaries, the new Mersey Narrows and Wirral Foreshore
SPA and Ramsar site is home to internationally important populations of knot, bar-tailed godwit, little gull and common tern and regularly supports over 20,000 waders and wildfowl in winter.
With the help of some twenty-odd volunteers--who were asked to collect and then identify anything that caught their attention--they systematically scoured the foreshores in the first phase of the Tate Thames Dig, an ambitious project culminating in the exhibition currently on view at the Tate's Art Now room.
The general atmosphere of the project, with its communal and pedagogical aspects, exudes much less pessimism than do recent works: Kids searching for treasures on the foreshores of a river is not such a sinister business.
The Minister said this year's projects included foreshore
restoration works, revegetation, weed and erosion control and river wall construction, as well as funding for long-term plans to protect foreshores
Applications for grants that focus on foreshore
restoration projects on the banks of the Swan and Canning rivers are now open.
The program aims to provide effective protection of our coastal foreshores
and improve the public amenity of Port Phillip Bay beaches.
Once the Hastings Regional Crown Reserve Plan of Management for the foreshores
is finalised, the Plaza Car Park site will go on sale later this year.
Environment Minister Albert Jacob said the 2014-15 investment in $1million of foreshore
works in South Perth, Belmont and Bayswater was a partnership between State and local governments to significantly improve shoreline conditions while providing major benefits to river health.
Funds will be shared by seven local councils managing foreshores
to rebuild collapsed river walls, control invasive weeds, stabilise riverbanks and revegetate foreshore
areas across nine sites in the riverpark.