Taking Care of Our Waterways
The Moonee Ponds Creek and the Maribyrnong River are the heart and soul of the Essendon electorate. In my time in Parliament, I have worked hard to protect their natural beauty and the health of their ecosystems.
In particular, both of the waterways are included as part of the broader Waterways of the West plan, a $5.1 million investment to improve and protect Melbourne’s iconic waterways.
In 2020, I secured an additional $5 million to improve the health of the creek, protecting its biodiversity and water quality for years to come.
I have also worked to deliver an $815,000 three-year project that will improve access for recreational anglers and increase the native fish population in the Maribyrnong River.
The project is a terrific partnership between anglers, local councils, and the State Government as part of the Target One Million plan.
Our rivers are important to me, and I will always fight to help them thrive.