Funding promise for the creeks
As part of the Batman by-election campaign in March, the Federal Shadow Minister for Environment, Tony Burke, announced an ALP election promise of an urban waterways program, including $1 million for Merri and Darebin Creeks. The announcement was made alonside Edgars Creek near Broadhurst Avenue, Reservoir. Shadow Minister Burke went for a stroll along the creek and was very impressed by the birdlife enjoying the revegetated parkland.
ALP candidate (now Member) for Batman, Ged Kearney, Federal Shadow Minister for Environment, Tony Burke and FoMC members, Monica Williamson and Ann McGregor, at the announcement of the ALP’s $1m election promise.