A re-elected Turnbull Government will invest $300,000 towards restoring the Granard Wetlands and the Eight Mile Plains Billabong under the Improving Your Local Parks and Environment Programme.
The investment is part of the Coalition’s policy to support our local communities and environment by investing in parks, nature reserves, coastal and river areas.
The investment includes $150,000 for work on the Eight Mile Plains Billabong habitat creation.
It also includes $150,000 towards rehabilitating the Grenard wetlands, which sits in one of the most heavily industrialised sub-catchments of Oxley Creek.
“These projects will preserve and protect our green space and enhance our local community,” Mr Monsour said.
“Local community groups and residents have worked tirelessly to protect our environment and I’m delighted to be able to assist them with funding to rejuvenate these local landmarks for generations to come.”
The Improving Your Local Parks and Environment Programme will support local councils, community groups and environment groups to undertake revitalisation, maintenance, management and improvement works at local parks, nature reserves, rivers, coastal areas and community facilities, while building awareness to reduce littering and marine debris.
“We’ll work with local government and local groups like the Bulimba Creek Catchment Group and the Oxley Creek Catchment Association, and local residents on the final design of the project,” Minister Hunt said.
“Nic Monsour is a great local candidate who recognises the benefits of looking after and improving the local environment. He should be congratulated for advocating so strongly for these projects in Moreton.”
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.