MEMBER FOR MACKELLAR: I give notice that on the next day of sitting I shall move that this House:
(1) Recognises the Coalition Government’s commitment to protecting Australia’s marine environment including the Great Barrier Reef through:
(a) The Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan;
(b) The $1.2 billion investment to ensure the health of the Reef; and
(c) The $100 million Environment Restoration Fund which supports cleaner oceans and waterways.
(2) Opposes oil or gas drilling off the coast of Sydney, including:
(a) Recognises that through Advent Energy’s own admission on 29 December 2010, the exploratory well had failed to find gas; and
(b) Not renewing the Petroleum Exploration Permit 11 (PEP-11) licence;
(3) Notes the importance of Sydney’s coastline and waterways to the ecosystem as well as tourism and investment.