Community Forum: Towards A Healthier, Cleaner Brisbane River

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Community Forum: Towards A Healthier, Cleaner Brisbane River
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Jonathan Sri, Greens for The Gabba says
150 years ago, the Brisbane River was clean enough to swim in and eat fish out of. It was a major source of food for the city, an important cultural meeting place, a biodiversity hotspot, a hub for leisure activities and low-impact watersports, and even a source of drinking water.

Today, the Brisbane catchment is badly contaminated, which has potential health implications for Brissie residents and in turn causes significant negative impacts on the wider Moreton Bay region. While some measures are slowly improving water quality, there's a lot more that can be done to help restore the river and its tributary creeks.

On Tuesday, January 19, we're hosting a public lecture and community forum to share information about the problems affecting the river and what we can do to help fix them.

Speakers and topics:
Dr Anusuya Willis - Brisbane Reservoirs and our drinking water
Joe McMahon - River rehabilitation costs and solutions
Dr "Harry" Stephen Belcombe - Fish in the Brisbane catchment

Location: Blackstar Cafe, 44 Thomas St, West End
Arrive 6:45pm for a 7pm start. The evening will include a Q&A session and opportunities for members of the public to share their perspectives.

Free entry, all welcome. Feel free to invite friends.
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By: Jonathan Sri, Greens for The Gabba

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