$500,000 for Flaggy Creek Reserve work

Media release | 13 November 2020

The NSW Government will provide $500,000 under its COVID-19 stimulus program to do upgrade work at the Flaggy Creek Reserve near the Newcastle suburb of Charlestown.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Catherine Cusack said the funding will be used to maintain and improve the Crown land reserve.

“This funding is great news for Flaggy Creek Reserve as it will allow important maintenance work to manage weeds and remove fallen debris that have been impeding water drainage in the creek,” Ms Cusack said.

“This will address ongoing drainage problems affecting the natural flow of the creek, which runs into Glenrock Lagoon, and has contributed to erosion and flooding impacts on adjoining areas.

“The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment – Crown Lands will work closely with Lake Macquarie City Council to deliver this project.”

Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the COVID-19 stimulus funding is part of a $39.1 million package of Spring funding that was being applied to regional infrastructure projects.

“The COVID-19 stimulus program is working to enhance important community infrastructure across the State while supporting jobs and local economies in regional areas,” Minister Pavey said.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Catherine Cusack said the funding will be used to maintain and improve the Crown land reserve.

“This funding is great news for Flaggy Creek Reserve as it will allow important maintenance work to manage weeds and remove fallen debris that have been impeding water drainage in the creek,” Ms Cusack said.

“This will address ongoing drainage problems affecting the natural flow of the creek, which runs into Glenrock Lagoon, and has contributed to erosion and flooding impacts on adjoining areas.

“The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment – Crown Lands will work closely with Lake Macquarie City Council to deliver this project.”

Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the COVID-19 stimulus funding is part of a $39.1 million package of Spring funding that was being applied to regional infrastructure projects.

“The COVID-19 stimulus program is working to enhance important community infrastructure across the State while supporting jobs and local economies in regional areas,” Minister Pavey said.

Flaggy Creek Reserve in Charlestown receives $500,000