In March, the bore was switched off. Since July, Ms Peulich has been working closely with Patterson Lakes-Quiet Lakes Owners and Residents Association President Anthony Moffatt to fix the problem.
Ms Peulich has fought for the community on several levels, including raising the subject in Parliament on three occasions – three more times than Member for Carrum, Sonya Kilkenny.
The Government will conduct a ballot to determine the bore’s ongoing future.
Quotes attributed to Inga Peulich MLC, Member for South Eastern Metropolitan Region:
“I’m really pleased for the Quiet Lakes community that we’ve had this win. The Government was refusing to listen to the community and act, but the community and I have forced Melbourne Water to step up.
“Fortunately, we’ve managed to get this resolution around the government prior to the official start of summer when the lakes are busiest and the potential risk for blue-green algae is greatest.
“The community will now keep its eyes open for this ballot, and will read the fine print very carefully.
“Labor is so unsettled by police investigations into rorts, their $1.5b budget bungle, spiralling unemployment and crime, and sacking Ministers that they’re ignoring the community.