Liberal Member for Higgins, Kelly O’Dwyer, today announced a re-elected Turnbull Liberal Government will provide $27,000 to revegetate Gardiners Creek.
The Future Biodiversity Site Revegetation Project – Gardiners Creek Corridor will help create a healthy local ecosystem, which benefits everyone in the local community.
“The funds will cover site preparation, weed control, mulch supply and spread, supply and planting of indigenous tube stock and the maintenance of the site, including watering,” Ms O’Dwyer said.
“Caring for the natural environment is important. Gardiners Creek is cherished by the community, so it’s important we all work together to maintain and enhance this local icon,” she said.
“The project will assist with the development of an additional hectare of new local biodiversity sites. This project will create more opportunities for education and community engagement.”
The project will be supported by the Friends of Gardiners Creek and the Friends of Ashburton Forest.
- The project comes on top of a number of practical environmental initiatives that Ms O’Dwyer and the Turnbull Liberal Team are delivering across Higgins, including:
an expanded Solar Communities program that will mean more assistance for community groups to install renewable energy infrastructure to their community buildings;
- a commitment to new funding to plant Indigenous vegetation in Primary Schools;
- improving water quality of the Yarra River with $1m million in federal funds;
- regenerating the banks of the Yarra with our Green Army; and
- protecting and conserving Gardiners Creek and its parks, also under the Green Army Programme.
“This is just another example of the Turnbull Liberal Team’s strong commitment to practical, local environmental works,” Ms O’Dwyer concluded.