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River funding wends our way

johnboy 20 November 2008 4

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.

    “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.

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4 Responses to River funding wends our way
Vic Bitterman Vic Bitterman 11:59 pm 20 Nov 08

I’m sure that nohope and his cronies will spend the $ on consultants, and the community will see nothing for the money.

housebound housebound 11:41 am 20 Nov 08

The project will act as a demonstration to the community…

Anything called a ‘demonstration project’ should be viewed with suspicion because it usually means the only justification is that people would see it.

I hope someone can prove me wrong, and that this has been thought through and researched.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 10:44 am 20 Nov 08

The ACT Government’s Upper Murrumbidgee demonstration reach project… to Kambah Pool
Hur hur hur.

I pity any of the make-work participants who have to work on the Kambah Pool stretch, and have to put up with the Kambah Pooligans.

Thumper Thumper 10:41 am 20 Nov 08

The pork keeps coming….

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