Water Environment; Local Issues

Constituency Question - Mooring sites at Swan Hill

Thursday 10th May 2018

Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (11:53:22) — (14 344) My constituency question is to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. It is on behalf of Ian Boys and it concerns the matter of securing boat mooring sites on the Victorian side of the Murray River in Swan Hill. I wrote a detailed letter to the minister on 5 December 2016 seeking a resolution. In the minister’s response of June 2017 she advised that new mooring zones for the Swan Hill area were being investigated by Roads and Maritime Services New South Wales and the Murray Shire Council in consultation with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) as part of the process. The minister referred me to Peter Shadwick, senior statutory planner at DELWP, as the contact person. I have contacted Mr Shadwick on a number of occasions and have not had a response. Boat owners in my electorate are angry and out of patience. I ask: will the minister personally intervene to bring the matter of securing boat mooring sites on the Victorian side of the Murray River at Swan Hill to a satisfactory resolution?

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