Member for Newcastle, Tim Crakanthorp has joined with community members of the Throsby Creek Government Agencies Committee today to call for feedback from the Throsby Creek Catchment Agencies Plan.
Mr Crakanthorp, who chairs the Committee, said that the group seeks to improve the environment of the Throsby Creek waterway and its surrounds, and the amenity of the area for residents, visitors and commercial users. He said that the Committee has been working on this Plan for the past two years.
The Plan reflects the concept of Total Catchment Management (TCM ) as per the two preceding plans for the Throsby Creek Catchment, the Throsby Creek TCM Strategy 1989 and the subsequent 2001 TCM Strategy. The previous plans were reviewed by relevant stakeholders with agreed outstanding and ongoing actions incorporated in the Plan.
The six-year plan period was decided upon by the TCGAC as a realistic and tangible timeframe, with activity to commence in late 2018.
The Plan is now on public exhibition and can be viewed at: https://yourvoice.hunterwater.com.au/throsby-creek-government-agencies-committee?tool=qanda#tool_tab.
Quotes attributable to Member for Newcastle, Tim Crakanthorp MP
“I encourage all residents of the Throsby Creek Basin to read the Plan and have their say. The Plan will be on exhibition until 6 November 2018. “
“I have championing this issue for many years and am happy to see it finally come to fruition.”
“I want to thank the government agencies that assisted in forming this plan including Hunter Water, City of Newcastle, Roads and Maritime Services, Hunter Local Land Services, the Port of Newcastle, Hunter TAFE, and Port Waratah Coal Services, as well John Sutton and John McLeod, our two community representatives. Together we can improve the health and safety of this important waterway.”