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Tuesday, 8 May 2018
Page: 3364

Lower Lakes

(Question No. 907)


Ms Sharkie asked the Minister for the Environment and Energy, in writing, on 05 February 2018:

Has the Government now fully delivered on its 2016 federal election commitment to provide $200,000 of funding for the Lower Lakes under the 20 Million Trees Program; if not,

(a) why not, and (b) when will the full sum of this funding be delivered.


Mr Frydenberg: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

No.

(a) The project is ongoing and the completion date is 30 June 2020.

(b) The project is on track and funds are paid in accordance with agreed milestones set out in the Funding Agreement. $196,500 (GST excl.) has been paid to date, with the final milestone payment of $3,500 (GST excl.) due on acceptance of the project's 2018/2019 annual report to the Department.