NSW Environment Grant for Catchment Work by The Mulloon Institute

“The Mulloon Institute has received $100K from the Environment Trust of NSW to assist its Mulloon Community Landscape Rehydration Project (MCLRP)”, Chairman Gary Nairn AO announced today.

“We were pleased to receive a visit from local State MP, John Barilaro, to announce the grant and to inspect the work being done in the Mulloon Creek catchment.

“This grant from the NSW Government’s Restoration and Rehabilitation fund will go directly towards the MCLRP as restoration and rehabilitation are part of its major goals,” Gary Nairn explained.

“The MCLRP covers the total Mulloon catchment, 23,000ha in total and about 40kms of creeks including Mulloon Creek, Reedy Creek and Sandhills Creek. It has been selected by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN) as one of only five projects in the world to demonstrate how its implementation can contribute to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals with respect to agriculture.

“The design of the MCLRP is based on the work of Peter Andrews who guided the design of the in-stream interventions on the pilot project conducted over 3kms of Mulloon Creek over the past nine years,” Gary Nairn added.

“Peter’s signature work was on his former property, Tarwyn Park, so The Mulloon Institute would like to see its current owner, Korean power company Kepco, allow ongoing access so that the unique landscape restoration can be documented in detail and for it to be used for practical studies as part of training people in how to regenerate and rehydrate degraded landscapes.

“The NSW Government could assist in achieving this goal as part of its negotiations with Kepco with regards any future developments on Tarwyn Park.

“The MCLRP will see a total catchment approach to landscape rehydration which will pave the way to addressing many other degraded landscapes but the value of the work at Tarwyn Park must be recognised as a unique insight into achieving future improved landscape functionality,” Gary Nairn concluded.