DAVID LIT­TLEPROUD MP

MIN­IS­TER FOR AGRI­CUL­TURE AND WATER RE­SOURCES, VIS­ITS HAWKESBURY OYS­TER FARM­ERS

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Political News -

Fed­eral Mem­ber for Berowra, Julian Leeser MP, brought David Lit­tleproud MP, Min­is­ter for Agri­cul­ture and Water Re­sources out to the Hawkesbury River to meet lo­cal oys­ter farm­ers.

Mr Leeser & Mr Lit­tleproud met with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Hawkesbury oys­ter in­dus­try, went out on the river to in­spect an oys­ter farm and then sam­pled lo­cal oys­ters at the Hawkesbury Oys­ter De­pot.

“The Hawkesbury Oys­ter farm­ers have been do­ing it tough for sev­eral years now”, said Mr Leeser. “It was fan­tas­tic to bring the Min­is­ter for Agri­cul­ture out to the Hawkesbury to show him what a strong group of peo­ple this is and the great po­ten­tial their in­dus­try has.”

The Hawkesbury oys­ter in­dus­try has been dev­as­tated by dis­ease over the past decade but is work­ing hard to de­velop and in­tro­duce dis­ease re­sis­tant oys­ters back to the Hawkesbury.

“Hawkesbury River oys­ters are an iconic del­i­cacy that we should all be ex­tremely proud of”, said Mr Leeser. “We are blessed with a beau ocal en­vi­ron­ment that pro­duces de­li­cious oys­ters, right on the doorstep of the Syd­ney mar­ket. I fully sup­port our lo­cal oys­ter farm­ers as they re­build their in­dus­try.”

Min­is­ter David Lit­tleproud with Julian Leeser MP, Deb­o­rah and Peter O’Sul­li­van

Min­is­ter David Lit­tleproud with Julian Leeser MP and Rob Mox­ham

Min­is­ter David Lit­tleproud with Julian Leeser MP and Hawkesbury River oys­ter farm­ers

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