A $165,000 investment from the Shenhua Watermark Community Fund has led to the successful completion of the Riverine project: Quirindi Creek rehabilitation upstream of Henry Street Bridge, adjacent to Milner Parade and The Harold Golland Sporting Fields.
Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) Mayor Councillor Andrew Hope, A/GM Ron Van Katwyk, Councillors and staff along with Shenhua Project Manager Paul Jackson and Community Liaison Officer Debbie Watson attended an official opening of the completed area and the complimentary Environmental Signage provided with an additional $5,500 from the Shenhua Watermark Community Enhancement Fund.
Shenhua first became involved with this project in 2013, when Council was granted $170,500 in funding for two projects from their applications in the final round of the $5m Shenhua Watermark Community Fund. The Community Fund Advisory Committee recognised the shortage of funding allocated for environmental projects and the rehabilitation of the Riparian and the erection of environmental interpretative signage along the Quirindi Creek cycleway fulfilled this shortage.
Councillor Hope said, "On behalf of the community I’d like to thank Shenhua Watermark, LPSC Noxious Weeds Staff and LPSC Works Department Staff for facilitating this important environmental project. Shenhua was also instrumental in the framing and installation of the environmental signage for the Jacob and Joseph Creek Rehabilitation Project. A plinth and plaque have been installed recognising the importance of Shenhua's overall contribution."
Shenhua has developed a great relationship with LPSC and looks forward to building on this relationship over the 30 years.
Liverpool Plains Shire Council $165,000 Riverine Project Official Opening (L to R) – Peter Scott (LPSC Snr Weeds Inspector), Councillor Ian Lobsey OAM, Debbie Watson (Community Liaison Officer Shenhua), Mayor Andrew Hope, Mike Whitney (LPSC Weeds Inspector), Paul Jackson (Project Manager Shenhua) and Ron Van Katwyk (LPSC A/GM).