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

    Estuaries partnerships signed

    29/11/2016 11:00 AM
    • $1.2 million for on-ground works to improve Oyster Harbour and Wilson Inlet
    • $20 million Royalties for Regions investment supporting regional waterways 

    On-ground remediation works to improve the health of two South Coast waterways will soon begin after the Liberal National Government signed a further two partnership agreements with local catchment groups.


    Water Minister Mia Davies said Oyster Harbour and Wilson Inlet were two of six southern regional estuaries targeted for improvements in the $20 million Royalties for Regions-funded Regional Estuaries Initiative.


    "The Oyster Harbour Catchment Group and the Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee will deliver the on-ground works to improve the health of Oyster Harbour and Wilson Inlet," she said.


    "Local catchment groups are essential partners in this work and their knowledge and experience is valuable in working with landowners to improve the outcomes of the receiving water bodies from inflows off the catchment."


    Ms Davies said the Government was also partnering with the City of Albany and South Coast Natural Resource Management to improve water quality in Yakamia Creek.


    "This work will help to restore the health of Yakamia Creek, an urban waterway, and help to reduce pollution and discharges entering Oyster Harbour," she said.


    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the initiative recognised the value of these waterways in promoting recreational activities and tourism.


    "By investing in better water quality and the waterways' management, we are supporting social and economic growth in regional WA," Mr Redman said.


    "The Regional Estuaries Initiative is the biggest single investment ever made by the State Government in managing Western Australia's regional estuaries, and is a historical intervention to protect assets underpinning the State's long-term economic wellbeing."


    Fact File

    • The Regional Estuaries Initiative will improve the health of six estuarine ecosystems
    • The six estuaries targeted under the initiative are Leschenault, Hardy Inlet, Peel-Harvey, Wilson Inlet, Oyster Harbour and Vasse-Wonnerup
    • There are big things happening in regional WA.  Find out how Royalties for Regions is transforming your regional community at https://rfrmap.drd.wa.gov.au 

    Water Minister's office - 6552 5500

    Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700


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