Piper welcomes state funds for lead legacy

20th November 2017

Source: The Lakes Mail | By: David Stewart | Posted: November 20, 2017

LAKE Macquarie MP Greg Piper has welcomed the state government’s decision to invest $23.5 million to improve the handling of contaminated NSW land.  

“After a mountain of lobbying, I'm pleased that we've been able to convince the state government to set up a fund that will assist inmanaging the legacy issuesaround the former Pasminco site at Boolaroo,” Mr Piper said. 

Northern Lake Macquarie and the former Pasminco Smelter site are specifically listed as beneficiaries of the fund, Mr Piper said.

Professor Mark Taylor, of Macquarie University, said the government had listened and acted.

“People will always say it’s never enough, but this proves the government is taking the matters seriously,” he said. 

“Collectively we’ve campaigned about these problems and it’s a great outcome, it’s obvious the reviews were needed and we’re going to see some changes.”  

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