Within three days of it being released, more than 100 residents have responded to a survey organised by David Coleman MP, Federal Member for Banks, indicating their support for the clean-up of Salt Pan Creek.
“Salt Pan Creek is an important part of our local environment, but in recent years the area has been degraded,” Mr Coleman said.
“Unfortunately, most times when you go to Salt Pan Creek you will come across dumped rubbish. This creates an unpleasant environment for local families, and we need to fix it.”
Mr Coleman said that there had been a very strong response to his community survey on Salt Pan Creek, and he will be pointing to this response in an effort to secure Australian Government funds for a Green Army project in the area.
The Green Army consists of groups of ten young people who are undertaking environmental projects across the country. Mr Coleman recently announced that he had been successful in securing Green Army projects at Lime Kilne Bay, Oatley, and the Georges River National Park, Padstow.
Mr Coleman said that the Green Army would clean up the Salt Pan Creek area and undertake works to protect the endangered salt marshes along the creek.
“I want Salt Pan Creek to be a great destination for families to come to and enjoy our local environment,” Mr Coleman said.
“I will fight for funding in Canberra so that we can go ahead on this important project”.