Carr protects Valley land from development
NEW parcels of land have been added to the Clarence Valley's national parks to protect them from development.
Last week the Carr Government announced 4285 hectares of bushland had been secured for the Yuraygir National Park.
A small area of bushland directly west of Wooli and a larger section on the northwestern side of the national park are now protected from any future development.
A further 496 hectares at was added to the Banyabba State Conservation Area just north of Gurranang. Maps are available from the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
But the Carr Government's move to protect bushland was criticised for creating high fuel loads for rural firefighters by the Opposition's rural environment spokesman, Rick Colless.
"It is time the Carr Labor Government came to its senses and stopped locking up more and more land in national parks that it is incapable of managing responsibly just to meet the demands of the Greens," he said.
"Where's the extra money coming from to manage the ad- ditional land?"