Moonee Ponds Creek

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  —  I direct my adjournment debate to the Minister for Water, and the action I seek from the minister is that the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and other agencies work with community groups to identify ways to improve the amenity, environmental health and recreational values of Moonee Ponds Creek. Access to open space in my electorate is vital for the health of my constituents, and we know that access to our waterways plays an important part in promoting positive physical and mental health. A discussion with the department and community groups on how this can best be achieved would be most welcome.