Pulling the plug on Chancellor Park Lakes
  • Friday 24 April 2009

When: Friday 24 April 2009
Time: 9.30pm
Where: Between lake 7 and 8
Lake 8 next to Lakehead Head Drive, Sippy Downs
Who: Division 6 Councillor, Christian Dickson

Cr Dickson will test the valve that will drain Chancellor Park lakes 7 and 8 tomorrow, ready for a $1.8 million retrofit that will start from 27 April.

Council has engaged a fauna relocation expert, who is currently onsite capturing and relocating turtles, fish and other aquatic fauna.

Once drained, the excavators will move in to remove sediment and reshape the lakebed. An improved sediment pond, bioretention basins, lower water levels and aquatic plants will help reduce nutrients and speed water through the system.