The recent downpour again highlights the ongoing problem of lawn clippings flowing directly from parks into the lake.
Despite numerous requests to Council to take action to reduce the inflow, no effective action has been taken. How long have we been asking? 9 long years!
In 2011, Cr Sarroff indicated in a newsletter that Council are looking into Vegetation Buffers, unfortunately we are still waiting!
Vegetation buffers strategically placed in parks and along the foreshore have the potential to slow down water flow, reduce erosion and capture clippings. It is important that both Council and residents maintain lawn in a good condition and mow with a catcher.
Check out the video below showing just a sample of clippings now polluting our lake!