The Greens’ water guy Shane Rattenbury is displeased that Actew has had the temerity to make a submission to the Hawke Review of the ACT Public service critical of the Urban Wetlands as not a very clever way to conserve water.
“On the issue of the Urban Wetlands Project, it was really disappointing to see the Territory owned Corporation describe the project so narrowly.
“While saving on non-potable water was part of the benefit of Urban Wetlands, they also create important habitat, increasing biodiversity.
“The wetlands are also a part of the amenity of Canberra and part of renewing our cities natural beauty for citizens to enjoy,” Mr Rattenbury said.
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The Urban Wetlands project is a policy commitment won by the Greens in the ACT Greens/ALP Parliamentary Agreement.
This will be a tricky one for Dr Hawke, who’s also on the board of Actew.