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Recreational Uses of Lake Ginninderra: 21 Feb BCC Meeting

By Damien Haas 14 February 2012 22

At the 21 February public meeting of the Belconnen Community Council, we will discuss Belconnen residents’ preferences for the type of recreational use of Lake Ginninderra as well as the maintenance of the health of the lake. All members of the public are welcome.

Recently, excessive levels of blue-green algae have closed other Canberran lakes. The ‘beaches’ of Lake Ginninderra have worrying levels. The blue-green algae here are caused, in part, by run-off from estate development in Crace and Casey. Sediment retrenchment ponds, clearly, are not being adequately used.

The Council has outlined these concerns to the ACT Planning and Land Authority. ACTPLA has recognised the problems with the current lack of maintenance of the runoff settlement ponds and have identified the areas of responsibility and possible remediation measures. Future meetings are planned with other ACT Government Agencies, development representatives and associated NGOs.

Infrastructure works are currently underway on our lake foreshore. Investment in playground and picnic equipment is taking place. Have your say in the types of recreational activities you want on your lake.

Our speakers will include Ms Jane Carder from the ACT Government, City Services, TAMS, Ben McCullough, ACT Water Skiers Association and Damon Cusack from the Ginninderra Catchment Group.

You may add your comments and questions now by going to our facebook page or the BCC website until the end of the meeting.

7.30pm, Tuesday, 21 February 2012,
Upstairs Belconnen Library
Chandler Street, Belconnen

Damien Haas
Belconnen Community Council

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farnarkler 8:04 pm 21 Feb 12

canardly Spielberg will be calling you soon to star in the the remake of “Creature from the black lagoon”. Why not put a cruise boat on the lake?

EvanJames 5:12 pm 21 Feb 12

Definition of a “NIMBY”: someone who tries to stop noisy, selfish people from inflicting their noise on other people who don’t want it.

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