WA Water Minister, Mia Davies, recently announced $15million in funding to implement the Vasse Geographe Strategy and improve the management of water assets in the Geographe Bay catchment.

The Vasse Geographe Strategy is a State Government initiative, overseen by the Vasse Taskforce, to improve water quality in the Geographe Bay catchment and the funding will The funding will be spent over four years to implement priority actions outlined.

Ms Davies said the work of the Vasse Taskforce is making a difference to the health and management of the Busselton wetlands.

“We’ve had a lot of support from the community since we formed the Vasse Taskforce, and I have now delivered on the Government’s commitment to ensure the objectives of the Vasse strategy are suitably supported,” Ms Davies said.

Revitalising Geographe Waterways is supported by a $7.15million Royalties for Regions investment to implement priority projects under the strategy and will be supported by an estimated $7.65million in partner contributions.

Ms Davies said, “This funding continues the good work of the task force in the past 12 months and supports the people and organisations leading management of the wetland assets in the Geographe catchment.”

Regional Development Minister, Terry Redman, said the Royalties for Regions funded program, as part of the Vasse Geographe Strategy, recognised the value of the waterways to the region.

“Improved water quality and waterways management is important and ultimately supports social and economic growth in regional Western Australia,” Mr Redman said.

“I am pleased to see Royalties for Regions investing in initiatives such as this one that see strong collaboration by project partners and the community to build sustainability and livability in our regions.” 

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