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Tag Archives: Lake Tuggeranong

Simon Corbell to speak at TCC meeting 1 July 2014

By 20 June 2014

Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, will be guest speaker at the next Tuggeranong Community Council meeting on Tuesday 1 July 2014. He will talk on projects to improve water quality in Lake Tuggeranong. You will recall the Lake will be one of the recipients of the more than $80M that has [...]

Light Rail in the ACT, subject of next TCC meeting – 1 April 2014.

By 6 March 2014

Hi,
Another interesting TCC meeting this month. Members and visitors were given an update on the Federal Government funding announcement to clean up Lake Tuggeranong and the results of the Clean Up effort around the Lake by an army of volunteers.  Wayne King spoke on the advice he received from the ACT Government the park on the [...]

Lake Tuggeranong returns that which it took

By 25 December 2013

ACT Policing has located the body of a 56-year-old Wanniassa man after he was seen falling from his windsurfer on Sunday afternoon (22 December).
The man was located at around 3.40pm today, after an extensive search operation was coordinated by the AFP Search and Rescue team, utilising resources from the Water Police, police divers and the [...]

Remembering Bobby Dungca

By 23 December 2013

Gary has sent this in:
Lake Tuggeranong Windsurf Accident
CT is reporting the missing man as Bobby Dungca.
An experienced windsurfer seen quite regularly on Lake Tuggeranong.
I enjoyed watching Bobby and taking pictures of him enjoying a spring breeze on the lake in 2009.
My thoughts are with his family at this time.

Windsurfer devoured by Lake Tuggeranong

By 22 December 2013

ACT Policing is investigating an incident that occurred at Lake Tuggeranong this afternoon (Sunday, December 22).
Around 3.55pm, police were called to a report of a windsurfer that had come off his board and entered the water.
The incident occurred approximately 60metres from the dog park on the east side of the lake.
AFP Water Police commenced a [...]

Lake Tuggeranong Bike/Walking Path to get cut?

By 19 October 2013

It looks like they are about to close the gate and fence off the Lake Tuggeranong bike/walking path near Reed St South for development.
They have already placed the mesh fences around the area and the bike path passes right through the side of it.
I hope they don’t cut the path and force walkers/cyclists/residents/kids [...]

Southquay on Lake Tuggeranong!

By 14 October 2013

Andrew Barr has put forth word on the grandly titled “Southquay” development for the somewhat more prosaic Lake Tuggeranong:
Work is about to start on Southquay, a new mixed use development on the shores of Lake Tuggeranong, which will see the construction of up to 1,000 dwellings and more than 3,000 square metres of commercial space. [...]

Lake Tuggeranong somewhat less toxic

By 4 April 2013

ESD have the happy news that after many months the algae threat in Lake Tuggeranong has been reduced to medium alert:
Due to extreme levels of blue-green algae Lake Tuggeranong had been closed for primary contact since November 30th 2012. The current medium blue-green algae alert means the Lake is now open for primary contact [...]

Shags crave symmetry

By 8 March 2013

Girt_Hindrance is on fire and has sent this curious scene in from Lake Tuggeranong.
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Tales From Tuggeranong – Lake Tuggeranong

By 15 December 2012

I attended the recent meeting of a group of Tuggeranong residents concerned about the state of the Lake.
It was apt that around the time of the meeting the Lake was again closed due to an outbreak of algae.
At the meeting they were saying that Lake Tuggeranong is closed more times than any other [...]

Lake Tuggeranong death facefit

By 15 December 2012

ACT Policing has issued a facefit image of a young man who may be able to provide important information into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 68-year-old man at Lake Tuggeranong on Thursday (December 6).
Around 12.55pm police were called to the shore of the lake near Soward Way after a member of the public [...]

Lake Tuggeranong shuts again

By 13 December 2012

The Gubbmint is letting it be known that Lake Tuggeranong is once again best avoided.
Environment Protection and Water Regulation Director, Daniel Walters, advised today that testing has revealed high levels of blue-green algae in Lake Tuggeranong, resulting in the complete closure of the Lake. This action has been taken following advice from ACT Health.
Signage [...]

Witnesses still needed for Lake Tuggeranong death

By 11 December 2012

In an effort to identify potential witnesses, ACT Policing is releasing a description of a man found deceased in Lake Tuggeranong on Thursday (December 6).
Around 12.55pm police were called to the shore of the lake near Soward Way after a member of the public saw a person unconscious in the water.
A 68-year-old man was recovered [...]

Size Of Lake Notices

By 11 December 2012

Given the recent announcements about Blue Green Alge I was surprised to see children swimming in lake Tuggeranong on the weekend.
I spoke to the parents who were unaware of the lake condition.
After some searching I found the warning notice on a pole near the boat ramp, this notice was about the size of [...]

In Tuggeranong, them carp know how to swing

By 8 December 2012

Snoop has sent in this gem:
hooked on swing
I saw this at lake tugg, 6am Fri 7/12/12
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Death in Lake Tuggeranong

By 6 December 2012

ACT Policing is investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a man in Lake Tuggeranong this afternoon (Thursday, December 6).
Around 12.55pm police were called to the shore of the lake near Soward Way after a member of the public saw a person unconscious in the water.
A 68-year-old man was recovered from the lake by ACT [...]

Extreme warning over Lake Tuggeranong Blue Green Algae

By 3 December 2012

Environment and Sustainable Development are very worried about the algae in Lake Tuggeranong:
The Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate has issued an extreme alert level for blue-green algae in Lake Tuggeranong. As exposure to this level of blue-green algae carries an increased health risk, the lake is closed to primary-contact recreation.
This action has been taken [...]

Tuggeranong in splendour. Images of Canberra

By 10 July 2012

Basketcase has sent in this panorama of the Tuggeranong Town Centre across Lake Tuggeranong.
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Warning signs come down on Lake Tuggeranong

By 6 July 2012

Environment and Sustainable Development is celebrating a reduction of water quality warnings in Lake Tuggeranong to “low”.
Lake Tuggeranong has had a ‘warning’ alert level since March 2012 as a precautionary measure after blue-green algae were detected in areas of the lake. ACT Health has confirmed that the algal counts are now at levels where there [...]

Lake Tuggeranong too small?

By 2 July 2012

The ABC has a story on a study commissioned by the Southern ACT Catchment Group into Lake Tuggeranong’s lurid green waters.
The Southern ACT Catchment Group commissioned environmental scientist Ian Lawrence from the Cooperative Research Centre for eWater to investigate the health of the lake.
He found poor design, soil run-off, organic matter and litter are fuelling [...]

Algae alert in Lake Tuggeranong

By 30 March 2012

The Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate is warning that Lake Tuggeranong is blooming again in all the wrong ways:
It’s only a medium alert on the blue-green algae, so carry on but shower soon after leaving the water.
UPDATE 30/03/12 13:26: Dannybear has sent in this picture of Lake Tuggeranong he took in February:

New signs for the lakes

By 7 March 2012

Chief Minister Gallagher has announced more signage for Canberra’s lake shores.
This project is part of the ACT Labor Governments long term plan to manage and upgrade urban amenity for the benefit of all Canberrans and maintain our high standard of living,” the Chief Minister said.
“It has been funded as part of a $9.2 million initiative [...]

Lake Tuggers shuts down

By 3 January 2012

Environment and Sustainable Development has put out the word they’re closing Lake Tuggeranong for health reasons:
The Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate has issued an extreme alert level for blue-green algae in Lake Tuggeranong. As exposure to this level of blue-green algae carries an increased health risk, the lake is closed to primary-contact recreation.
This action has been taken in accordance with the ACT Guidelines for Recreational Water Quality following advice from ACT Health.  
Primary?contact recreation means recreation that involves whole?body water contact or submersion  of the head. Examples include swimming, diving, waterskiing and windsurfing. Secondary?contact  recreation such as rowing, fishing, boating and canoeing will still be permitted, however, people should not engage in secondary?contact recreation unless:  
 
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Roo v dog in Lake Tuggeranong

By 28 November 2011

Andy has sent in the above video with this note:
Saturday morning saw us witness a small kangaroo leap gracefully into Lake Tuggeranong. The reason for this was quickly revealed as a pursuing canine. Maybe this is why leads were invented?
Who knows? Rumour has it that roos have the upper hand while in the [...]

Top Speed on Lake Tuggeranong

By 6 October 2011

A little gem posted to YouTube by Mossyrocks123 with this note:
Topspeed 3 tunnel hull test run on Lake Tuggeranong, Canberra, ACT, October 04 2011.
Engine; Go 7-port. Exhaust; SPP NR21 O/B. Prop; Grimracer 4053 2-blade.

Fireys out on Athllon Dr last night?

By 8 August 2011

While travelling to Tuggeranong Hyperdome last night, while coming around the lake on Athllon Drive, there was a big mass of flashing red and blue lights up ahead.  As we approached the dam behind the Tuggeranong skate park, we noticed a large number of fire rescue vehicles on the East-bound lanes.
There appeared to be about [...]

WIN News doesn’t know the difference between Lake Tuggeranong and Pine Island?

By 25 February 2011

Reporting breaking news is hard and it’s understandable errors can be made.
But wouldn’t it be nice if the people making the local news bulletin knew the difference between Pine Island, on the Murrumbidgee River and Lake Tuggeranong?
So this is Pine Island:
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And this is Lake Tuggeranong:
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I’ll admit, they’re definitely both in Tuggeranong. [...]

The still green waters of Lake Tuggeranong

By 11 February 2011

Gerry Built has sent in this picture of the charming southern waters of Lake Tuggeranong.
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Tuggeranong covered in sewage?

By 3 June 2010

The ABC brings word that Lake Tuggeranong and a nearby oval have been closed after a sewage spill.
The Environment Protection Authority was alerted to the spill at the Kambah District Playing Field on Tuesday night.
Spokesman Daniel Walters says there is no evidence the sewage reached the lake but testing is taking place.
“This is a [...]

Carols in the Town park

By 22 December 2008

Yesterday was the Salvation Army’s Carols in the Town park, held at Lake Tuggeranong. It started at 5.00pm, but even with careful planning, i did not get there until 5.30pm.
There was a petting zoo, jumping castle, inflatable slide, face painting, music and ….. Santa!
Santa gave out bags of lollies – my kids were on a [...]

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