Commencing 15 February 2018, the City will begin the dredging and landscaping project at Minnawarra Lake.
The dredging process will alleviate deep accumulated sedimentation and organic sludge that has built up over recent decades.
Organic material and water that is extracted from the lake during the process will be returned back into the lake once the organic material has been separated in large "de-sludging tubes" located along the park adjacent Armadale Road. During the dredge process areas of the reserve will still be available for use, however some areas around the work site and lake edge will be temporarily fenced off and various sections of pathways closed. This process has been utilised successfully around the state and proven to be very low impact on local wildlife, greatly improving water quality and flora and fauna habitat.
Dredging works are expected to be completed within eight weeks.
At the completion of the dredge project, a major landscaping upgrade of the reserve will take place, including re-grading the lake edge and installation of 180 ton of rock boulders to improve accessibility and erosion control, new boardwalk with aluminated arbour, additional accessible pathways and LED lighting, new park furniture and landscape plantings.
The lake edge will be temporarily fenced off during works.
Landscape works are set to commence early April and be completed by September.
Parks users are encouraged to use 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.
For project enquires contact Technical Services on 9394 5000 or email@example.com