Whiteheads Creek petition tabled in Parliament
29 March 2018
A petition with more than 1300 signatures calling on the government to clean out Whiteheads Creek was today tabled in the Victorian Parliament by Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan.
Ms Ryan said the community had sent a clear message to the Andrews Labor Government that they wanted action.
“Many Seymour residents are concerned by the build up of sediment, trees and debris in Whiteheads Creek,” Ms Ryan said.
“The petition asks the Andrews Labor Government to instruct the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority to clean out the creek as a matter of urgency.
“Just because conditions have been dry, does not mean we should be complacent about flood risk.”
Seymour residents Peter and Vicki Chapman have been championing the efforts to have the creek cleaned out and worked hard to gather signatures for the petition.
Mr Chapman said the community’s response demonstrated how important the issue was to Seymour.
“It’s not just a few reeds, it’s the build up of debris, sediment, reeds, rushes and saplings in the creek,” Mr Chapman said.
“The locals are speaking up and want a safer, attractive environment.
“More development means more drainage flows into Whiteheads Creek!”