Works Will Recommence to Clean Up Stony Creek
Works will recommence as project partners get the Upper Stony Creek Transformation Project on the move.
Member for St Albans, Natalie Suleyman welcomed the news that works on the site will resume soon and joined Brimbank City Council in calling on the Federal Government to agree to unlock further funds for the project.
Project partners have been working together on delivering this project, and since the discovery of asbestos on the site last year, the safe remediation of asbestos at the site has become the priority for project partners.
Project partners – Development Victoria, Brimbank City Council, City West Water, Melbourne Water, DELWP, and Greenfleet – have overseen the isolation and remediation of 11,220 cubic metres of asbestos containing material throughout the retarding basin and approximately 400m of channel to date.
Importantly, all project partners remain committed to the long-term waterway restoration project and continue to collaborate to ensure maximum outcomes while ensuring the safe remediation of asbestos at the site.
$6.7 million has been allocated by the Victorian Government, through project partners Development Victoria, City West Water, Melbourne Water, and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).
The Federal Government has been a valuable partner in the project and Ms Suleyman requests they agree to a variation in the funding to unlock further funds for the project.
This funding will assist the project partners in further enhancing the site and making it a community asset for the Brimbank community.
Quotes attributable to Member for St Albans, Natalie Suleyman MP
“We’re all on board and working together to ensure that this project is back on track as quickly as possible.”
“The Andrews Labor Government is committed to enhance the health of Stony Creek so it can be enjoyed by local communities, and we call on the Federal Government to continue it’s commitment to the project.”
Quotes attributable to Mayor of Brimbank, Cr Lucinda Congreve
“Council welcomes this announcement reaffirming the Victorian Government’s commitment to the Upper Stony Creek Transformation Project.”
“We look forward to works recommencing on site and delivering this project to the Brimbank community.”