More funding to encourage native fish in the Lachlan

The Lachlan River is set to benefit from $37,700 of funding from the Habitat Action Grants Program.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the funding has been awarded to Central Tablelands LLS for an innovative new project called "Screens for Streams" which will be managed by Cowra Local Land Services.

The project involves installing fish-friendly screens in the Lachlan River.

"These screens are a great tool for delivering substantial environmental outcomes for native fish in the Lachlan.

Ms Cooke said the benefits of the grant funding would be far reaching.

"It's fantastic that well over a million dollars will go into enhancing and rehabilitating fish habitats in NSW because ultimately, it's not only the fish who will benefit -water quality and biodiversity of our rivers will also be improved," Ms Cooke said.

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