The Darebin Creek is much-loved by local families and all residents. It is a place where people gather together to enjoy nature and teach their kids the importance of protecting the environment.
Labor will give $500,000 funding to the Darebin Creek Management Committee to continue important restoration work, including with Indigenous Rangers who are currently undertaking cultural burning to protect the creek.
Nearly half of all nationally listed threatened animals and one quarter of our threatened plants are in urban areas. That’s why Labor is acting to protect and restore our creeks so that we can help protect these vulnerable species, such as the platypus.
Labor will also invest in First Nations’ conservation of our land and waters by doubling the number of Indigenous Rangers and boosting funding for Indigenous Protected Areas by $10 million a year.
Our creeks and adjoining parkland are important places for people to get together for picnics and children’s birthday parties, they’re where we teach our kids to ride their bikes– and recently they became even more precious during times of lockdown. Only Labor will deliver on protecting these important assets.