In a recent story in the Bulletin Clr Young describes the Lake Hugh Muntz Community who attended the meeting as
“a 200-strong mob just going off at me” and
“thank God there were council security officers there, it was terrifying”
The Care Group would like to clarify that at this community meeting there were no threats, no abuse and no unacceptable behaviour towards Councillor Young or any other participants.
There were members of the community rightfully expressing dissatisfaction over the appalling decline of LHM, highlighting that after 5 years of closures, there is still no timeline and no funded action plan. The photo taken this summer highlights the genuine concern by the community.
Please review the Council Community Information video on LHM YouTube site below and while there, have a look at what the lake used to look like.
The care group requested Council fast track feasibility and implementation of Griffith recommendations based on;
This Scientific research offer the best solution to reduce algae.
Council and Alluvium consultants confirming at the meeting in December that the lake is on a rapid decline and urgent action is required.
The inability of Council to provide any indication or estimate of timeline for funded action – possibly years before action!
Councillor Young advised that;
The City continues to commission, receive and analyse complex scientific data about this lake and algal blooms. When a remedial option that is deemed viable, is supported by scientific research and is affordable with strong prospects for success, there will be no hesitation in attempting resolution.
The Engineering dept has the opportunity to restore public confidence and provide information on what tests are being done, the timeframe and an estimate to implementing a funded solution but to-date have ignored requests.
At the recent information session, despite 5 consecutive years of closure, 9 months since release of Griffith Recommendations and 6 months into the feasibility study, Council were unable to provide any info on timeline leading to unnecessary frustration, dismay and anger from the public.
With the last update now a year out of date the Care Group once again are forced to escalate to our elected representative, Pauling Young to get the updates.
Our local Member of Parliament, Ray Stevens has agreed to sponsor a petition to help Save Lake Hugh Muntz. The petition will be tabled in the QLD Parliament for members of the Parliament to consider the action requested to implement the Griffith recommendations to reduce algae.
Its important that we get a significant numbers to carry more weight so appreciate that the link to the petition is shared to as many users as possible. In particular, the Care Group request the support of the many user groups to share with their members to raise support. Please click the link below and sign before the closing date on the 29th of August.
Another link has also been provided on the LHM Website Landing page at
With this Council maintained community asset heading for its 6th consecutive closure, I ask you to review the video of the appalling state of the lake last summer and ask how bad does this have to get before action is taken?