A Matt Guy Liberals and Nationals Government will invest $10 million towards the dredging of Mordialloc Creek and cleaning up Port Phillip Bay.
The health of the creek has significantly deteriorated under the Andrews Labor Government, with its last dredging back in 2012 under the Baillieu Government.
The frustrated community is campaigning fiercely, after years of being led on by the government, which has continuously claimed the funding would be made available – yet has nothing to show for it.
As part of the Liberals and Nationals’ commitment, the establishment of a properly constituted Committee of Management will ensure a coordinated and informed approach to the ongoing management of this unique and important resource.
Shadow Minister for Environment, James Newbury, said the Andrews Labor Government has not only failed the community, but failed the health of the waterway and wider Port Phillip Bay.
“Over the past decade, Labor has abandoned Mordialloc Creek, which is now clogged, and thick with muck.”
“The creek feeds directly into Port Phillip Bay, and all that sludge and sediment is constantly disturbed, washing into the bay and onto our beaches.”
“Only the Liberals and Nationals will step in and help keep Victoria’s waterways clean.”
Liberal Candidate for Mordialloc, Phillip Pease, said local residents had been let down under the current Andrews Labor Government.
“I have worked closely with the Mordialloc Creek community, the boating community, collected signatures on my online petition and advocated for this funding – because it’s the right thing to do. This is about protecting the health of the environment and our community.”
“This announcement further highlights that only a Liberals and Nationals Government is committed to fixing, preserving and enhancing this wonderful community asset.”