For years, the community has been calling for the regeneration of Yeramba Lagoon.
Shadow Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Mark Butler, alongside Labor candidate for Banks, Chris Gambian, have heard their calls and today announced that Labor will commit $300,000 towards its restoration.
The ongoing disrepair of the lagoon demonstrates a lack of action by both state and federal Liberal Governments, despite growing concern from local residents.
“Delivering a commitment to fix this longstanding issue shows that Labor doesn’t just talk about representing the community – we listen and get things done,” Mr Gambian said.
“The Yeramba Lagoon is choked with weeds and there are now fears it poses a safety risk for local families.”
Mr Butler said the new funding of $300,000 to the National Parks and Wildlife Service will return the lagoon back to its previous natural state.
“By removing the weir and carrying out restoration works we will restore the natural tidal flow, improve water quality and reduce the aquatic weeds.”
This funding will repair the environmental damage to the lagoon and restore the area to its former glory.