Rail project supporting efforts to save Regent Honeyeater


Efforts to save a rare bird from extinction have been bolstered thanks to support from a Dubbo rail maintenance centre.

The Regent Honeyeater Recovery Program at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo will receive $80,000 as part of the currently under construction Mindyarra Maintenance Centre’s voluntary biodiversity offset strategy (PDF, 94.79 KB).

The contribution will allow essential equipment such as holding boxes, transport boxes and feeders to be purchased for the birds.

The firm building the rail maintenance centre for Transport for NSW, CPB Contractors, have contributed $40,000 to the Zoo while Transport will contribute another $40,000.

The Mindyarra Maintenance Centre in Dubbo is part of Transport for NSW’s Regional Rail Project to replace the fleet of XPT, Xplorer and Endeavour trains.