Libs in Peel pledge

Don Randall, Greg Hunt and Donna Gordin at the estuary.
Don Randall, Greg Hunt and Donna Gordin at the estuary.

Coalition members Canning MHR Don Randall, environment spokesman Greg Hunt and Liberal candidate for Brand Donna Gordin made a commitment to form a Peel-Harvey Natural Resource management group to focus specifically on the Peel-Harvey Estuary.

But Brand MHR Gary Gray said the Liberal plan was not funded and could not be taken seriously.

‘They are just saying they will take this action,’ he said.

‘During the 2010 election campaign Donna Gordin made several election commitments that she promised would be funded by the Liberal Party if they were elected.

‘But when the Liberals released their final list of election commitment costings, none of the promises Ms Gordin had made were listed.’

Mr Hunt said a dedicated resource management group would drive better environmental outcomes.

‘The Coalition is committed to supporting natural resource management groups in their work around Australia, with a greater emphasis on delivering funding at a local level,’ he said.

‘We need to cut the funding paperwork, allocate projects based on local needs not directives from Canberra and ensure longer term funding for local environment groups.’

Mr Gray said the Liberals had a $70 billion black hole in their funding promises.

Labor are yet to make a decision on the dredging of Point Grey in the Peel-Harvey inlet.