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Save Salisbury's rivers
Thursday 07 February 2013
SAVE SALISBURY’S RIVERS
Federal Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion today welcomed the announcement from Environment Minister, Tony Burke, that the Government would prioritise investment in urban rivers.
Environment Minister, Tony Burke, announced that applications would open shortly under the second round of the Biodiversity Fund and the first round of the Sustainable Environment stream of the Caring for our Country program.
Both funding rounds will focus on projects across target areas that include urban waterways and coastal environments.
Federal Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion said this was an opportunity for the Little Para River.
“The Little Para River is an important part of our community,” Nick Champion said.
“But after years of treating our waterways as though they were a drain, we need to start prioritising them.
“The Gillard Government is focusing investment on target areas including urban waterways.
“This is the opportunity our community needs to improve this local resource.
“I will be speaking to community members to ensure we make the most of this opportunity.”
Media Contact: Mathew Werfel 8284 2422 - 0417 805 384
Media Release Nick Champion MP Federal Member for Wakefield