ENTSCH SECURES $22 MILLION FOR REAL ACTION ON TORRES STRAIT SEA WALLS

Warren Entsch, the Liberal National candidate for Leichhardt, has secured $22 million to prevent salt water intrusion on the outer islands of the Torres Strait.

 

Mr Entsch and Shadow Cabinet Minister Scott Morrison today announced an elected Abbott Government will deliver $22 million over two years to repair and upgrade deteriorating sea wall infrastructure in the Torres Strait.

 

“A study completed by the Federal Government identified the aging and degradation of the sea walls was allowing salt water intrusion and recommended that the sea wall infrastructure be repaired and upgraded.

 

“Labor have been all talk and no action on this issue.

 

“The Labor Member, Jim Turnour, and his government have ignored the recommendation and instead decided to monitor tide heights by installing tidal gauges.

 

“I’ve spoken to residents in the outer islands and they have told me they don’t need Labor’s tidal gauges to tell them what needs to be done.

 

“They need action to repair and upgrade the sea walls now.

 

“That’s why the Liberal Nationals will provide $22 million to repair and upgrade these sea walls and fix this problem,” Mr Entsch said.