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.