Mudgeeraba Creek could be in for a much needed clean up, if the LNP wins the election.
Local MP Ros Bates and Shadow Environment Minister David Crissafulli made the announcement on site today, in an effort to ‘bring back the platypus’.
$100,000 would be given to a local group to help clean up the area of the creek between the M1 and Somerset Road.
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Locals say the creek is in desperate need of a fix up, so that it’s safer for children and during floods, as well as bringing back wildlife to the area.
“We see the changes in the creek, it’s not moving at all, the banks are corroding away,” says Angela Taylor, whose property backs on to the creek.
“There’s nothing to stop children going down there and falling in the creek.
“And when it floods, it really floods, it comes rights up to our house and it’s quite frightening,” Ms Taylor said.
Mudgeeraba LNP MP, Ros Bates, said the cash injection would enable Landcare to bring the creek back to its former natural glory.
“After funding for the creek dried up under Labor, our wildlife disappeared and the creek spiralled into disrepair.
“My goal is to bring the platypus back and make the creek a place of pride for locals once again.
“Labor has never committed a cent to the creek – it’s only the LNP that has continuously put our money where our mouth is when it comes to cleaning up Mudgeeraba Creek between Somerset Drive and the M1.”