Government help to clean creek

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KINGSTON Council will seek to work with the state government to reduce pollution in Mordialloc Creek.

On 26 August, council voted to “write to Tim Richardson MP to seek written clarification on Victorian state government’s roles and responsibilities specifically related to the management and reduction of pollutants within state controlled creeks and waterways.”

The successful motion, moved by Cr Geoff Gledhill, read that council officers would “liaise with government departments to advocate for the implementation of measures that will reduce the volume of pollutants, such as litter and silt, flowing into Mordialloc Creek.”

Council officers have also been directed to “write to Melbourne Water to seek their commitment and time frame to construct a wetland along Mordialloc Creek on the east side of Boundary Road, investigate the benefits of establishing a central system where the community could report pollution along Mordialloc Creek so that this information could be collected, collated and sent to the responsible authority to take appropriate action, and undertake a review of a range of improvements to capture and reduce the volume of pollutants”.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 11 September 2019

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