Constituency Question: Merri Creek

Ms SPENCE (Yuroke) (11:51:03) — (13 434) My constituency question is to the Minister for Water. What is the Andrews Labor government doing to protect Merri Creek and adjacent land in the Yuroke electorate? Friends of Merri Creek do a terrific job protecting the creek through community education and group activities, and recent reports by their volunteers of pollution and rubbish dumping have been disturbing. One local resident reported collecting seven full garbage bags of rubbish from the creek in Somerton, containing drink bottles and a disused fire extinguisher. I know that many Yuroke residents would appreciate any information the minister can provide on what the government is doing to keep our local waterways healthy and clean. I look forward to her response.