Hon Mia Davies MLA

Hon Mia Davies MLA

Former Minister for Water; Sport and Recreation; Forestry

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Former Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development

    Vasse funding moves strategy to next level

    8/12/2015 12:30 PM
     
    • Almost $15 million to improve quality of Geographe waterways
    • $7.15 million of support through Royalties for Regions
    • Further $7.65 million in partner contributions

    Water Minister Mia Davies today announced almost $15 million would be spent over four years to implement priority actions of the Vasse Geographe Strategy and improve water quality in the region's waterways.

     

    In Busselton to launch Revitalising Geographe Waterways, Ms Davies reinforced the work of the Vasse Taskforce in making a difference to the health and management of the Busselton wetlands.

     

    The Vasse Geographe Strategy is a State Government initiative, overseen by the Vasse Taskforce, to improve water quality in the Geographe Bay catchment.

     

    "We've had a lot of support from the community since we formed the Vasse Taskforce, and today I have delivered on the Government's commitment to ensure the objectives of the Vasse strategy are suitably supported," the Minister said.

     

    Revitalising Geographe Waterways is supported by a $7.15 million Royalties for Regions investment to implement priority projects under the strategy and will be supported by an estimated $7.65 million in partner contributions.

     

    "This funding continues the good work of the taskforce in the past 12 months and supports the people and organisations leading management of the wetland assets in the Geographe catchment," Ms Davies said.

     

    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the Royalties for Regions funded program, as part of the Vasse Geographe Strategy, recognised the value of the waterways to the region.

     

    "Improved water quality and waterways management is important and ultimately supports social and economic growth in regional Western Australia," Mr Redman said.

     

    "I am pleased to see Royalties for Regions investing in initiatives such as this one that see strong collaboration by project partners and the community to build sustainability and liveability in our regions."

     

    Fact File

    Water Minister's office - 6552 5500

    Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700