The Greens’ Shane Rattenbury is holding forth over last week’s report by the Environment Commissioner on the state of Lake Burley Griffin:
“It was interesting to learn that the bulk of contamination is coming from often unsuspected household sources such as garden chemicals, organic waste and pet faeces.
”Significantly, the Commissioner has identified numerous ways for us to address these causes, providing us with a much-needed road map to restore the Lake’s health.
The report makes 17 recommendations on how to improve and better manage the Lake, including mapping of urban contamination sources, improved communication strategies around lake closures and the establishment of a Burley Griffin-Molonglo-Queanbeyan catchment management agreement.
“The Greens are now developing an action plan to ensure that the Commissioner’s recommendations are thoroughly implemented and that we get our lakes back to full health.