Joseph Muscat & land reclamation


The Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, is the Minister responsible for MEPA.

One would assume that before he expresses himself on MEPA related issues he would have checked the facts and would be in a position to know what he is speaking about.

Now on Bondi+ on Tuesday night Joseph Muscat stated that land reclamation is not within the remit of MEPA. MEPA the Honourable Prime Minister stated “is there to say where you can build and where you can’t”.

Maybe the Honourable Prime Minister could read article 67(4) of the Environment and Development Planning Act which states that:

“For the purpose of this article, development includes clearing of valleys from accumulated sediment and development in relation to the sea includes land reclamation from the sea, acquaculture and beach developments and their related uses”