FROM pygmy possums and potoroos to dingoes and Tasmanian devils, Secret Creek Sanctuary is a safe haven for a host of native Australian wildlife.
The only native wildlife sanctuary in the Blue Mountains is set to spruce up its on-site camping facilities thanks to a $31,050 federal government grant.
Member for Calare and Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Defence Personnell Andrew Gee announced the funding under Round five of the Federal Government's Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) on October 12.
"The funding will help to create a more comfortable camping ground for visitors to the facility," Mr Gee said.
He said the the project would encourage more tourists to visit the unique wildlife sanctuary, and explore the Greater Lithgow Region.
"In recent years, the venue has faced a fair number of challenges. Parts of the property were damaged by the Black Summer Bushfires, sending visitor numbers into a nosedive.
"A few months later, COVID-19 restrictions forced the facility to close.
"While campground hire isn't up and running yet, it's great to see that the Sanctuary, despite all the hard knocks, has continued plans to improve the site for future visitors," he said.
The funding at Secret Creek Sanctuary complements the $720,500 in Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Funding the site received earlier this year to build a Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Hospital.
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