An Albanese Labor Government will invest in Wyndham City’s Healthier Waterways package, which includes wetland rectification and stormwater treatment to improve the health of the Werribee River.

This $1 million commitment is from Labor’s $200 million Urban Rivers and Catchments Program and will go towards key restoration projects to improve the health of Werribee’s rivers and waterways.

The project includes upgrades to stormwater wetlands, installation of gross pollutant traps to capture litter, significantly extending wetlands and revegetating the area.

These wetlands drain to important local waterways such as the Werribee River, Lollypop Creek and Skeleton Creek, which in turn flow to Port Phillip Bay, so Wyndham’s healthier waterways program will benefit the river, the environment and communities beyond Wyndham.

Labor’s previously announced $200 million urban rivers and catchments investment will fund projects across the country to restore urban river systems, catchments, and wetlands.

Fixing up waterways and the catchment areas around them will improve water quality, will help improve habitat for animals and deliver positive outcomes for nature and communities.

Only a Labor Government will restore Australia’s urban rivers and catchments.