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$5M CLEAN UP CENTRAL COAST WATERWAYS

May 02, 2019

THE HON TONY BURKE MP, SHADOW MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND WATER, SHADOW MINISTER FOR CITIZENSHIP AND MULTICULTURAL AUSTRALIA, SHADOW MINISTER FOR THE ARTS, MEMBER FOR WATSON

EMMA McBRIDE MP, MEMBER FOR DOBELL

ANNE CHARLTON, LABOR CANDIDATE FOR ROBERTSON

A SHORTEN LABOR GOVERNMENT WILL DELIVER $5 MILLION TO CLEAN UP TUGGERAH LAKES & CENTRAL COAST WATERWAYS

Tony Burke, Shadow Minister for Environment and Water, Emma McBride, Labor Member for Dobell and Anne Charlton, Labor Candidate for Robertson are pleased to announce that a Shorten Labor Government will commit $5 million to clean up Tuggerah Lakes and the Central Coast waterways in Terrigal and Wamberal.

This election is a choice between Labor’s united, stable team who prioritise our precious environment and are dedicated to cleaning up our rivers, oceans and waterways, or more cuts and chaos under the Liberals.

A Labor Government will invest $4.7 million to clean up Tuggerah Lakes with projects including gross pollution traps, erosion works and foreshore restoration, according to Shadow Minister for the Environment and Water, Tony Burke.

Mr Burke has also announced funding for the Central Coast Community Environment Network’s Marine Discovery Centre in Terrigal. This will allow the Centre to deliver for a school and community program to educate nearly 2,000 people including teachers, students and families about caring for our waterways.

He has also supported Robertson candidate, Anne Charlton’s proposal to improve water quality in Wamberal and Terrigal Lagoons.

Federal Member for Dobell, Emma McBride.

"As a local I know how much the Tuggerah Lakes mean to this community and that is why the community has passionately advocated for improvements to the lakes for so many years," Ms McBride said.

"I hear every day from locals concerned about the Lakes so Labor will deliver the funding and the leadership the community has been asking for on this issue.

"This commitment is a starting point that demonstrates Labor’s and my personal commitment to the Lakes and represents another positive step towards beautiful, sustainable waterways for our region.

"If returned as your Federal MP I will pursue the New South Wales Liberals who have failed, for eight years, to address the community’s concerns about the state of our Lakes.

"We look forward to working, on an ongoing basis, with our State and Council partners to see Tuggerah Lakes thrive," Ms McBride said.

Labor candidate for Robertson, Anne Charlton, said she understood how important the Coast’s estuaries and waterways were to the community.

"I am so pleased Labor can assist the Community Environment Network to educate more community members about how to care for our waterways," Ms Charlton said.

"Our much-loved lagoons at Wamberal and Terrigal will also benefit from this announcement."

 

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