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.

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 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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