An Albanese Labor Government will work with community groups to fix up our local waterways - restoring precious habitat and creating valuable recreational spaces for local communities.
The Urban Rivers and Catchments Program will provide grants for community groups, local and state government to fund projects which deliver improvements to water quality and the local environment, create improved open spaces for kids and families to enjoy and create local jobs.
The Canning, Southern and Wungong Rivers have, for decades, been significantly impacted by four major dams upstream and a weir downstream. These infrastructural items limit natural flow and the flushing of the rivers, which has a very detrimental impact on their health.
The increasing urbanisation of the South East Corridor further challenges the ecological condition of the rivers into the future. It's time to turn that around.
We have many local community groups working hard to clean up the Canning, Labor’s $200 million program will help fund that work to make an even bigger impact, including by:
- Creating wetlands to slow water flow and filter stormwater before it reaches our rivers
- Citizen science and education projects for pre-schoolers and school age children
- Removing cement walls and returning them to natural riverbanks
- Revegetation and tree planting
Please help me ensure the the Canning River is made a priority by signing the petition.