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Funding for bushfire trails.



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The Hon Bob Baldwin MP Federal Member for Paterson

20 June 2008

FUNDING FOR BUSHFIRE TRAILS

Paterson MP Bob Baldwin has welcomed $18,500 in Federal Government funding for works on bushfire trails which will be matched by the NSW State Government.

Mr Baldwin said the grant funding under the Bushfire Mitigation Program would enhance the accessibility and the effectiveness of fire trail networks, increase the safety of fire fighting personnel and the speed with which they are able to access fires.

The following projects have received funding:

Reserve name Amount Project

Khatambual Fire Trail, Gloucester $6000 Maintenance

Sams Gully Trail, Gloucester $2500 Maintenance

Surf Close to Fence Line Fire Trail, Nelson Bay $6000 Construction

Fence Line to Tank Track Trail, Nelson Bay $4000 Construction

Media enquiries: Shelley Mexon - 0421 443 401

Bob Baldwin - 0419 694 620

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Electorate: PO Box 156 Raymond Terrace NSW 2324, 35 Sturgeon Street Raymond Terrace. Phone (02) 4983 1330 Canberra: Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 Phone (02) 6277 4200

Email: bob.baldwin.mp@aph.gov.au