WATERWAYS OF THE WEST STRATEGY

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)- I direct my adjournment matter to the Minister for Water, and the action I seek is that she convene a meeting between her department, the City of Moonee Valley and local community groups to discuss how the Waterways of the West strategy will make a significant improvement to the quality of water and the broader environment of the Maribyrnong River and the Moonee Ponds Creek. I am incredibly well-served by having some fantastic local community organisations like Friends of the Maribyrnong Valley—Judy Ingram does a great role with that organisation, as does Kaye Oddie at Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek—and I would welcome the opportunity for these community groups to hear firsthand from the department as to how the strategy is progressing.