Community input sought to improve health of Currimundi Lake
The community is invited to get involved with the development of a management plan for the health and viability of Currimundi Lake.
Caloundra City Mayor Don Aldous said the Currimundi Lake Dynamic Study, an initiative of Council, the University of the Sunshine Coast and the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management, was developed in response to growing community concern of the health of the Lake.
"These concerns have primarily focussed on biting midges, water quality, entrance management, bank erosion, and the impact of the connection of Lake Kawana into Currimundi," Cr Aldous said.
Cr Aldous said the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management has been carrying out various research in the lake since July to determine its dynamics, water quality and historical changes.
Division Six Councillor Danny O'Kearney said the purpose of the community meeting is to look at the findings of the study to date and establish a stakeholder committee to help develop a set of environmental values for the Lake.
"These environmental values will be integral in developing a lake management system," Cr O'Kearney said.
Division Seven Councillor Don Smith said the overall aim of the project is to establish a framework for long term health and wellbeing of the Lake.
"Ideally, this will be achieved in consultation with the community and other key stakeholders," Cr Smith said.
The community meeting will be held on Thursday 6 December in the Beausang Room at The Events Centre from 6.30pm.
To reserve your place, contact Caloundra City Council on 5420 8707 by Tuesday 4 December. For more information about the project, contact Peta Williams of GCCM on 5552 8530.