A re-elected Turnbull Government will invest $3 million to improve the Tuggerah Lakes 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 parks, nature reserves, coastal and river areas.
The project will implement programmes to help continue the clean up and maintenance of Tuggerah Lakes such as:
• Installing and replacing gross pollutant traps
• Clean up of foreshore areas that require wrack removal
• Catchment and creek maintenance works.
Mrs Karen McNamara MP, Federal Member for Dobell said she was proud to be involved in projects that restore and protect Dobell’s natural environment.
“Important projects like these highlight the importance of conservation activities in our region,” Mrs McNamara said.
“The Tuggerah Lakes are known as one of the jewels of the Dobell electorate and the funding provided by the Federal Government is only helping to make our natural assets better for our community.”
“A gross pollutant trap may not seem too exciting but they are doing a great job in protecting the lakes as they stop rubbish and other pollutants entering the waterway,” Mrs McNamara said.
Today’s announcement will build on $3.3 million provided to clean up Tuggerah Lakes by the Coalition in the 2014-15 Budget.
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 on the final design of the project,” Minister Hunt said.
“Karen McNamara is a great local member who recognises the benefits of looking after and improving the local environment. She should be congratulated for advocating so strongly for this funding for the Tuggerah Lakes and Dobell” said Minister Hunt.
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.
This includes the Green Army, with 1145 projects announced nationally and more than 700 projects already rolled out, and planting 20 million trees to green our communities and provide habitat for threatened species.