Wilson Inlet is one of six waterways in the State’s South West targeted for action under the State Government’s $20 million Regional Estuaries Initiative.
Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman said the four year program would be funded through Royalties for Regions.
“Under the initiative, $2 million will be spent improving the health of Wilson Inlet through a range of on-ground works such as soil and water testing, farm effluent management upgrades, fencing, revegetation and drainage site works,” Mr Redman said.
“New science and modelling will be undertaken, regional capacity will be boosted, and there will also be employment and training opportunities.
“Restoring the function and improving the water quality of these waterways will contribute to the sustainability of our region and its communities for future generations.”
The initiative brings together government, industry, landowners and the wider community and unites current activities and future actions across all of these groups for a greater collective impact.
“Business and recreational activities around our regional waterways are a valuable part of creating a vibrant and livable community,” Mr Redman said.
“It is great to see Royalties for Regions investments such as this contributing to the longevity of the state’s natural beauty and paving a brighter future for everyone in our regions.”
Visit www.water.wa.gov.au for more information on the Regional Estuaries Initiative.