EXTRACT FROM PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES HANSARD
Tuesday, 18 August 2015
Mr WELLS (Rowville) — (Question 413) My constituency question is to the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water. My question relates to a small section of Crown land at the corner of Tampe and Stud roads in Rowville, which is turning into an absolute eyesore. The grass on this land is waist high and strewn with rubbish. It borders Dandenong Creek. The Victorian government has spent millions of dollars keeping the waterways in good health. In summer it will quickly become a grassfire hazard.
Incredibly, this is Crown land managed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, which should know something about land care. The fire and land management branch of the department is 10 minutes down the road, at Knoxfield. Nearby businesses have repeatedly asked for something to be done to look after this public land but have been ignored. This has been going on for months. Can the minister advise when the department will take action to fix this problem?