10 Aug 2015
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One of the 17 recommendations of the existing Lake Albert Management Plan is to establish a wetland.

Council has received a feasibility assessment for such a project, which includes a concept design for the wetland to be implemented within the 4 knot zone at the northern end of the lake.

The concept design also details the following features:

  • Creation of a relative deep water linkage from the main deeper water area of the lake to its outlet.
  • Creation of three laterals to the main deep water linkage through the wetland area.
  • Delineating the enhanced wetland area from the main waterbody by the creation of two islands.
  • Grading of the surrounding areas toward the laterals and main deep water linkage.

The cost of construction plus short term maintenance is estimated to cost around $240,000.

Benefits of proceeding with the Lake Albert Wetlands include:

  • Improved water quality in the lake by reducing nutrients that cause blue-green algae blooms
  • The creation of a range of habitats using mainly endemic species to promote an enhanced fish habitat and potential breeding area.
You can view the concept plan here.

What value do you think there is in investing in the Lake Albert Wetlands?

This discussion forum will close on 31 July.

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