Tuesday 15th May 2018
The matter of securing boat mooring sites on the Victorian side of the Murray River at Swan needs to be brought to a satisfactory solution according to the Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh.
In State Parliament last week Mr Walsh raised the matter for the attention of the Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio.
Mr Walsh said that securing of suitable mooring sites at Swan Hill had been handpassed through departments and shires across both sides of the Murray River for many years and still no outcome had been arrived at.
“I wrote a detailed letter to the Minister on 5th December 2016 seeking a resolution” Mr Walsh said.
“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 Victorian Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP).
“Since that time I have attempted to follow up the matter with the Victorian department on a number of occasions but have not had the courtesy of a response.
“Boat owners in my electorate are angry and out of patience” he said.
“I call on the Minister to 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.”