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Mt Annan gets budget green light

The NSW state budget has confirmed government support for PlantBank at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mt Annan.  The proposed 3200sq m building for PlantBank has been designed with thermal-efficient vaults where millions of seeds will be deep-frozen to support plant conservation.  PlantBank project co-ordinator John Siemon said PlantBank would hold national significance as the largest native plant conservation facility in Australia.  PlantBank already stores more than 10 million seeds but the new centre, expected to be completed by the end of next year, will allow the concept to expand into a more educational role as well.  For the full article: