Plan for river in­vest­ment

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Near You -

THE State Gov­ern­ment re­leased a strat­egy last week de­signed to pro­tect and keep the Swan and Can­ning rivers ac­ces­si­ble for all West Aus­tralians. En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Al­bert Ja­cob said the Swan Can­ning River Pro­tec­tion Strat­egy pro­vided a master plan to guide in­vest­ment, keep the rivers healthy and en­sure they were ac­ces­si­ble for the com­mu­nity to en­joy in the long term. “For the first time, we have a whole-of-Gov­ern­ment strat­egy that sets out a shared vi­sion on what needs to be done to make sure our rivers are bet­ter pro­tected while meet­ing the de­mands of a grow­ing city,” he said. “This strat­egy will bet­ter co­or­di­nate work be­tween the gov­ern­ment agen­cies in­volved in man­ag­ing the rivers with the aim of im­prov­ing ben­e­fits to the com­mu­nity and en­sur­ing the rivers con­tinue to be at­trac­tive and de­sir­able places. More than $16 mil­lion has been al­lo­cated to the Depart­ment of Parks and Wildlife in 2015-16 for the man­age­ment of the Swan and Can­ning rivers.

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