Moonee Ponds Creek

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  —  I direct my constituency question to the Minister for Water, and I ask: what plans are there to improve the amenity, environment and recreational uses along Moonee Ponds Creek? I was delighted to join the minister recently at an announcement of the waterways of the west action plan, which is looking at improving the waterways of both Moonee Ponds Creek and the Maribyrnong River. Certainly I think if you look at the passage of time and the way in which the Moonee Ponds Creek has changed, there is a great opportunity now to rehabilitate the creek, make it a better-utilised area by the community and improve the overall amenity of the creek.