Funding for river

Funding for river
Nanjing Night Net

Member for Lindsay David Bradbury has met with acting general manager of the Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment Management Authority Kerry Brew to discuss funding to improve the health of the Nepean River.

The authority has received $2.533 million under the first round of the Gillard government’s Biodiversity Fund to improve the condition of native bushland and habitats along the Nepean River.

Mr Bradbury said the fund would go a long way towards protect the natural environment in this community.

“This project will involve planting trees, improving habitats for native animals and the eradication of weeds and pests,” he said. Details: www.environment.gov.au/cleanenergyfuture/biodiversity-fund.

Scholarship bid

Lorenzo Rositano, who grew up in Penrith, is a finalist in the Lady Fairfax 2012 New York Scholarship granted by the Opera Foundation.

The tenor, enrolled in a Masters of Opera degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, has professional experience in opera, oratorio and recital and has been broadcast on ABC television.

He has also travelled to the UK to study with international coaches.

The scholarship allows young Australian opera singers to study with vocal, language and movement coaches in New York.

The decision will be made on July 29.

Rotary clubs agree

The benefits of Penrith’s 20-year sister city agreement with Penrith in Cumbria, England, continues to flow.

In the latest move the Rotary Clubs from the two areas have signed an agreement.

The relationship aims to foster close links between residents of the two areas.

Penrith, Cumbria is in the District of Eden in the Lakes District of northern England and is known for its agriculture.

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