Peter Garrett has announced that the ACT’s “iconic rivers” will “benefit from a share of more than $28.5 million from the Rudd Government”.
By which he actually means the Murrumbidgee and Molonglo Rivers are getting a bit over $300,000 each for improvements.
$335,386 is going to TAMS for Molonglo River Rescue.
$358,973 will be spent on the ‘bidgee about which Pete gushes thusly:
- “The ACT Government’s Upper Murrumbidgee demonstration reach project, for example, will stretch along the river for approximately 80 kilometres from the ‘Scottsdale’ property in NSW (20 km south of Michelago) to Kambah Pool adjoining the southern suburbs of Canberra.
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“The project will act as a demonstration to the community of the cumulative benefit of river rehabilitation in a waterway with high conservation value with several nationally-listed threatened species of freshwater fish including the Trout Cod, Murray Cod and Macquarie Perch all calling it home, “ Mr Garrett said.