A re-elected Turnbull Government will invest $1 million to the Swan-Canning River Recovery Programme Stage 2 under the Improving Your Local Parks and Environment Programme.
The investment is part of the Coalition’s policy to support our local communities and environments by investing in the parks, nature reserves, coastal and river area.
The project will:
• help finish the job of completely eliminating hydrocotyle from the Swan-Canning river System;
• help raise community awareness about hydrocotyle and the Swan-Canning river;
• assist with riverbank stabilisation and replanting;
• provide funding for direct community action.
“This project will help finish the job of eliminating the aquatic weed hydrocotyle in the Swan-Canning River system and make further advances with the aquatic environment in the region,” Mr Irons said.
“A few years ago, I was knee-deep in the river pulling this weed out, I recently went down to one of the sites and it’s nearly all gone but we need to finish the project.”
The Improving Your Local Parks and Environment Programme will support local councils, community groups, environment groups and others to undertake revitalisation, maintenance, management and improvement works at local parks, nature reserves, rivers, coastal areas and community facilities, and build awareness to reduce littering and marine debris.
“We will work with local government, local residents and community groups in the final design of the project,” Minister Hunt said.
“Steve Irons is a great local member who should be congratulated for advocating so strongly for the Swan-Canning River Recovery Programme.”
Local parks and green spaces make our communities more liveable, healthy and sustainable.
The Coalition has a strong suite of practical environment policies that improve local environments and deliver tangible results.