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Lake Gillawarna re-opens after Stage 2 upgrade The northern section of Lake Gillawarna will re-open just in time for summer, with Stage 2 of the Water Quality and Natural Area Improvement Project completed. No  

The northern section of Lake Gillawarna will re-open just in time for summer, with Stage 2 of the Water Quality and Natural Area Improvement Project completed.

Earlier this year, Council began the $800,000 stage 2 work in the northern section and immediate surrounds, in January this year, to address water quality; excessive weed and algal growth; loss of native fauna; increased sediment; eroding island and banks; and pests such as carp.

Restoration work included:

  • Planting 13,000 native plants;
  • Creating 1,500 square metres of garden beds, using sandstone mulch;
  • Constructing 2,000 square metres of aquatic wetland;
  • Restoring 700 metres of formal lake edge; and
  • Removing weeds located around the lake and island.

City of Canterbury Bankstown Mayor, Khal Asfour, said the work not only improved water quality in the lake, but also helped re-establish native plant species and habitat for local fauna.

"There are a number of animals that make Lake Gillawarna their home, including Eastern long-neck Turtle, eels, native birds and fish, which is why we needed to create a stable environment for them," Mayor Asfour said.

"In addition to the countless environmental improvements we have made, we have also created a place that is visually stunning.

"Lake Gillawarna is enjoyed by tens of thousands of visitors every year and it is important we maintain it.

"We are committed to providing the community with quality parks and reserves, and will continue to work hard in leading the way in environment protection and sustainability," Mayor Asfour said.

Lake Gillawarna was one of more than 18 projects funded under Council’s 2016/17 Stormwater Levy Program, at a total cost of $2.5 million.

If you would like to know more about the project, Council will be holding an information session at Lake Gillawarna (parking available opposite Flinders Road, Georges Hall) on Saturday 2 December, from 9.30-11.30am.

For more information, call Council’s Environmental Projects Team on 9707 9000.

 8/03/2018 10:11 AM