David Coleman MP, Federal Member for Banks and Federal Environment Minister, the Hon Greg Hunt MP today announced that the Federal Government will be providing $2 million for the Georges River Recovery Plan. This funding will be directed towards the parts of the Georges River that require immediate attention.

Funding will be provided to clean up and restore Yeramba Lagoon at Picnic Point. Funding will also be provided to construct boardwalks and conduct environmental remediation work at Myles Dunphy Reserve in Oatley, Lambeth Reserve in Picnic Point and Gannons Park in Peakhurst.

In addition to this, the Government will deliver new Green Army teams at Salt Pan Creek in Peakhurst and Padstow, Lambeth Reserve in Picnic Point, Moore Reserve in Hurstville Grove and Poulton Park in Connells Point.

The Green Army Programme was launched on the Georges River by Mr Coleman and the Minister for the Environment, the Hon. Greg Hunt in 2014.

“David Coleman is passionate about the Georges River environment”, Minister Hunt said.

“This package will help to preserve the environment along the River and make sure that future generations are able to continue to enjoy the Georges River area”.

David Coleman said he is very happy that this plan is being rolled out across the Banks electorate.

“The Georges River is our most important natural resource in the local area”, Mr Coleman said.

“I look forward to these substantial initiatives being rolled out in the coming years”.

This package adds to the existing environmental projects the Government has funded, including work at Lime Kiln Bay in Oatley, Murdock Crescent in Lugarno, Poulton Park in Connells Point and Salt Pan Creek in Peakhurst and Padstow and Georges River National Park in Revesby Heights.