Environment

Greens propose $26m worth of new ACT wetlands

The ACT Greens have announced a multi-million dollar election promise for Canberra's lakes and wetlands.

The Greens have promised $26 million to build wetlands in the Tuggeranong, Yarralumla Creek and Ginnenderra Creek catchments, using Commonwealth funding designated for environmental projects in the ACT.

Waterways promise ... the Greens said they would build more wetlands in the ACT.
Waterways promise ... the Greens said they would build more wetlands in the ACT. Photo: Elesa Lee

The Greens would establish a $2 million water care fund to clean up the territory's water ways and educate Canberrans about water protection.

The party would also spend $1.1 million over four years on willow management for Lake Burely Griffin and $185,000 over four years to reduce carp populations in the territory's lakes.

Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury.
Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury. Photo: Karleen Minney

Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury said the party would also develop a management plan for the Molonglo catchment.

“The Greens are committed to restoring the health of Canberra's lakes and waterways and protecting this valuable community resource,” he said.

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