In an election commitment, under the Labor Party’s proposed Urban Rivers and Corridors Program, the Port River has been nominated ‘a priority project’ with a $300,000 commitment.
A Living Shorelines project at Cruickshanks Corner, developed by the Estuary Care Foundation, with coastal engineers Wavelength Consulting, would be funded in that commitment.
‘Labor’s Urban Rivers program will assist the Estuary Care Foundation in its continued efforts to create a Living Shoreline in the Port, naturally revitalising the River, filtering pollutants, and ensuring our dolphin pod and other sea life flourishes’.
The Foundation originally submitted the Living Shorelines project for Natural Disaster Resilience Program funding in July 2018.
The Foundation welcomes the commitment to bringing urban waterways and habitat corridors back to health and hopes that it can be a bilateral policy commitment across Australia.