Minnawarra Lake Dredge Project and Landscaping

Minnawarra Lake Dredge Project and Landscaping

 

 

The dredging works have been completed restoring the health of the lake and removing some 3000 tonnes of sand and sludge sediment. The unique surface dredging process was completely successful in cutting through deep layers of sludge and sediment that had built up since the lakes construction in the early 1980s.

Landscape upgrade works have commenced and are now 90% complete with only returfing of work areas to be completed once rainfall subsides and temperatures start to warm to allow the ground to be prepared and optimum turf growing conditions to return. Key landscape upgrade works included regrading of lake edges, the transportation of 300 tonnes of local rock boulders into the reserve and planting of the lake edges with natural sedges and grasses. The rocks have been installed into parts of the lake edge as part of re-grading of the lake to improve accessibility and erosion control. Other landscape works to follow include a construction of new boardwalks with an illuminated arbor, additional accessible pathways with LED lighting, new park furniture and landscape plantings.

The lake edge will be temporarily fenced off during works. Park users are encouraged to use areas of the reserve where there are no works being undertaken, however we do ask that you avoid the work staff and stay clear of construction works at all times.

Landscape works are scheduled to be completed by September.

When completed Minnawarra Lake will continue to provide residents with an outdoor space they can enjoy.

For project enquires contact Technical Services on 9394 5000 or info@armadale.wa.gov.au