Thursday, December 12, 2013
Calls for funding for Lake Illawarra
Wollongong and Shellharbour Councils are at loggerheads over the future management of Lake Illawarra.
Shellharbour wants to push ahead with a committee to replace the Lake Illawarra Authority but Wollongong won't sign up until it sees State funding.
Shellharbour MP Anna Watson says it's a iconic landmark that is expensive to maintain.
"Here we have the State Government whose only vision is how to save money and where to cut funds from - they have cut from the Lake and given that responsibility to local government councils who don't have the money to look after it, it's just absolute chaos," she said.