Signs of sup­port for mulga

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FOR those driv­ing be­tween Mor­ven and Charleville there is now some­thing new to catch the eye.

A new bill­board has been in­stalled ad­ja­cent to the high­way to in­form vis­i­tors about an in­te­gral part of the re­gion’s graz­ing in­dus­try.

The Wel­come to the Mulga Lands sign has been de­signed to ed­u­cate driv­ers who pass by about mulga and its im­por­tance to the re­gion and how the com­mu­nity cares for it.

Mur­weh Shire Mayor An­nie Lis­ton said the bill­board is def­i­nitely some­thing mo­torists won’t miss.

“The sign was put up by the South West Na­tional Re­sources Man­age­ment to tell peo­ple about what we do with mulga and the ben­e­fits it has for ru­ral prop­er­ties,” Cr Lis­ton said.

“We wanted tourists to know that we don’t just push over trees, and to let them know ex­actly what was hap­pen­ing.”

Cr Lis­ton said South West NRM chair Mark O’Brien had ap­proached her with the con­cept.

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