Brief Update on Council Meeting

The Care Group met with Griffith and Council to discuss the Stage 3 Griffith Report recommendations on the reduction of Algal Blooms.

Council have advised they have enlisted Alluvium Consultants to review the Griffith report and perform the feasibility study.

The care group raised concern that the Griffith report, a report with the scope to reduce the frequency and duration of algal blooms did not include investigation into key lake health issues including plant loss and stratification.

The Griffith specialist Michelle Burford confirmed that plant loss was not one of the briefs for investigation.

It is important that all aspects are included in the feasibility study especially key lake health issues. The Care Group will be seeking clarification from Council to confirm this is correct.

It is great news that well respected consultants are performing the feasibility study and is important that all possible options are investigated including aeration, one-way valve etc are considered.

The care group have requested a meeting with the consultants to ensure they are aware of key observations and issues from a resident perspective.

Council were unable to provide any idea of completion but indicated a possible meeting Mid Next year? This is not consistent with previous correspondence that advised;

Once Griffith University’s experiments and report are completed in June 2020, officers will then commence the multi criteria analysis process on recommendations from the report to determine the feasibility, environmental & social considerations and associated costs of potential options. This will likely take a number of weeks to complete.

The care group will be seeking clarification on the expected completion of review and have requested a timeline on when new can finally expect some action.

It is expected to call another community meeting in a few weeks to discuss the meeting after clarification of the above.

 

 

Council Meeting Restrictions Set to Silence Community Feedback

The community meeting was a great success today and would like to thank all who attended. The community feed back echoed the Care Groups many concerns that need to be discussed at the upcoming LHMSG meeting with Council.

Unfortunately key attendees at the LHMSG meeting including the head engineer and both Griffith Uni specialists will not be physically attending but online.

Despite many requests  for connectivity to display documents, graphs etc to all attendees as a necessary part of discussions, this request has been refused.

Clearly the inability to display information along with severely restricted time frames will hamper the ability of the Care Group Rep to convey and represent the community and is unacceptable.

The points open for discussion are included in the Reply To Clr Youngs Letter.

If you would like your voice to be heard could you please raise your concern directly with the decision makers below;

Council Contacts;

Email: lakehughmuntz@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

Phone: 1300465326

Councillor Pauline Young
City of Gold Coast
T: 07 5581 6382
PO Box 5042 Gold Coast Mail Centre Qld 9729

division12@goldcoast.qld.gov.au