Neil McDougall Lake works to address water quality

News Update 4 March 2022
Neil McDougall Lake Parks and Reserve works

The City will be undertaking environmentally sensitive works at Neil McDougall Lake to significantly improve the water quality, increase biodiversity and enhance the landscape and amenity value of the lake and surrounds.

The upgrades are designed to address the processes driving the blue-green algae and duckweed blooms by treating polluted storm water and improving lake circulation. 

The works will include establishment of new biofilter wetland zones, installation of circulation pumps and pollutant traps.

Works are scheduled to begin the week commencing 21 March 2022 and are expected to be completed in August 2022, weather permitting.  

Works will generally be confined to the hours of 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday. It may be necessary to carry out some activities outside of these hours, including Saturdays. Disruption and noise will be minimised during these times.

To facilitate the works, areas adjacent to the construction site may be restricted from public access and closures to footpaths will be implemented periodically. Please follow all signage and directions from worksite personnel when navigating the area. The project will be conducted in accordance with approved construction and environmental management plans to minimise the impact on the lake and flora and fauna.

This project is partially funded by the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

Find out more on this and other City Environmental Project.

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