An Albanese Labor Government will continue to transform the Moonee Ponds Creek into a natural Melbourne icon with a significant investment in the southern part of the waterway.
The $2.84 million commitment will fund the removal of sections of concrete drain in the creek along its course south of Strathmore.
It will improve drainage, water quality and the amenity of the creek for the local community.
This investment will lead to a healthier, more appealing waterway.
It will provide an informative cultural experience along the watercourse. And it will create jobs in the local area.
The work will build on the Chain of Ponds Collaboration Group’s endeavours to renew the creek.
It also dovetails with a recent commitment of $2.16m for similar works for the northern section in Strathmore and Pascoe Vale for a total commitment of $5m.
Comments attributable to Bill Shorten:
“For too long the Moonee Ponds creek has been neglected. Now the creek’s significance is rightly being recognised, celebrated and returned to a more pristine natural setting.”
Comments attributable to Keir Paterson:
“This is a vital project that shows what true care for the environment can achieve. Only Labor has a real plan to fix and return to greatness our inner-city waterways.”