19 June 2020

Major boost for eco-tourism in Gungahlin

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Today Mick Gentleman MLA for Brindabella announced that the ACT Government’s 2018 Budget will invest more than $2 million in upgrades to Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary.

$1.6 million of this will go towards the construction of a new Woodlands Learning Centre. The Centre will be located in Throsby and will form a new national gateway to our unique woodlands and be a focal point for tourists to Mulligans Flat. It will include a cafe, interactive displays, a multi-use community space and car park facilities.

$600,000 will go towards a three year program to eradicate rabbits and hares from the Sancturary. Rabbits are a significant threat to various species across the Sanctuary and hares are also known to have a significant impact on local vegetation.

The President of the Woodlands and Wetlands Trust, Alison Russell-French–today welcomed the ACT Government’s funding announcement for the forthcoming visitors centre at the Sanctuary. “At the moment we have architects engaged, and will have concepts ready to present to the community in coming months!

“The timing of the announcement enables us to continue building momentum for this project, for which we have received strong community support. We thank the ACT Government for their ongoing support, and for sharing our vision – inspiring the Canberra community, and beyond, to protect and restore native biodiversity.”

To find out more about Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary please see: mulligansflat.org.au/

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