LABOR WILL HELP RESTORE THE LOWER BRISBANE RIVER

By Terri Butler MP and Tabatha Young

11 May 2022

An Albanese Labor Government will invest in restoration projects to improve the health and amenity of the Lower Brisbane River catchment.  

A Labor Government will provide at least $11 million from the $200 million Urban Rivers and Catchments Program to support key projects across South-East Queensland.  

Of that amount, $165,000 will support the work of the Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee and Bayside Creeks Catchment Group to undertake rehabilitation projects at new and existing sites across the lower Brisbane catchment.  

These projects will include riparian rehabilitation, weed controls, plant recovery, buffering of wetland and waterways. 

Labor’s previously announced $200 million urban rivers and catchments investment will fund projects across the country to restore urban river systems, catchments, and wetlands. 

Fixing up waterways and the catchment areas around them will improve water quality, help improve habitat for animals, and deliver positive outcomes for nature and communities.  

There is broad community support for the projects, which will involve engagement with Quandamooka and Jaggera people, catchment volunteers, trainees, local schools, and the broader community.  

Only a Labor Government will restore South East Queensland’s urban rivers, creeks and catchments.