Ms PATTEN (Northern Metropolitan) (12:48): My question is to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. Edwardes Lake was once a jewel waterway of the north. The 50-year-old boathouse stands as a reminder of its heyday, where water sports, boating, fishing and even swimming were popular for decades.
However, pollution, sewage, industrial waste and stormwater events have had a devastating impact on the water quality. Earlier this year, the Friends of Edwardes Lake group noticed a cleaning fluid entering the wetlands via a storm water drain and I understand catchment pollution tracking was then undertaken to identify its source.
Can the Minister provide an update on this and outline government plans to restore and protect Edwardes Lake?
Fiona Patten MP
Leader of Reason
Member for Northern Metropolitan Region
Constituency question 19/11/21