Maribyrnong River

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  —  I direct my constituency question to the Minister for Water, and I ask: what is the latest information on weed eradication in the lower reaches of the Maribyrnong River? I do want to place on the record my heartfelt thanks to Judy Ingram and the Friends of the Maribyrnong Valley for their tireless work in trying to improve the water quality and amenity of the mighty Maribyrnong River. Removing weeds will play a critically important role in terms of improving the ambience of the wonderful Maribyrnong River.