Blue Mountains News
Investing in Healthier Waterways for Western Sydney
Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley, Member for Lindsay Melissa McIntosh and Senator for Western Sydney, Marise Payne visited the banks of the Nepean River on Monday to finalise the $511,000 investment in healthier waterways and improved native vegetation.
Projects include the upgrade of weed management infrastructure such as weed booms, weed removal, and the revegetation of native riverbanks working with indigenous rangers.
Member for Lindsay, Melissa McIntosh, is pleased that the project is getting underway after fighting to secure the funding last year.
“I’m proud that this project is ready to begin. Last year, I stood by our river to announce this funding and it has been a passion of mine and our community,” Ms McIntosh said.
“Every day groups such as the Nepean Rowing Club and local families use our river for their health, enjoyment and well-being. I am delighted to see their efforts supported. Our local councils alongside Muru Mittigar will be on the ground delivering this important infrastructure and I look forward to seeing the project get underway and deliver real results”
Senator for Western Sydney Marise Payne said the funding represented a strong commitment to the people of Western Sydney and to the importance of urban environments.
“This is very much about working with local communities who care passionately about their local environment,” Ms Payne said.
Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley said that local environmental actions such as these play a key role in highlighting the importance of protecting landscapes and waterways.
“The environment is not something that is ‘out there’, it is all around us and our local river systems, along with the vegetation and wildlife they support, are a major focus.”
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