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Council approves Myles Dunphy Reserve and Wetland Plan of Management (POM

Posted 22 May 2013 by (Hurstville News)

Hurstville City Council has adopted a Plan of Management (POM) for the Myles Dunphy Reserve and Wetland.

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Jack Jacovou said the POM will provide a strategic framework for the management of the site.

“It will also help protect the long-term future of one of the most significant natural and historical sites within the Hurstville local government area,” he said.

“The natural areas of Myles Dunphy Reserve and Wetland are home to a number of unique eco-systems including threatened wildlife species, and a tiny pocket of the endangered Sydney Turpentine-Ironbark Forest,” he said.

Mayor Jacovou said the POM was developed over the past two years and involved an extensive community consultation process.

“In an effort to ensure all needs were met, Council worked closely with residents and stakeholders through a series of public exhibitions, community consultations, public meetings and submissions,” he said.

“The POM was jointly funded by Council and the Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Management Authority who each contributed $23,500 to the project.

“It followed on from earlier works that included an upgrade of popular recreational walking tracks within the reserve.”

Mayor Jacovou also praised Hurstville Bushcare volunteers for their great work and ongoing contribution to the rehabilitation of the reserve.

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