The City of Palmerston boasts 14 man-made lakes and one natural water body that are important aesthetic assets to the community. They also provide several functional outcomes such as stormwater management and water quality treatment. The lakes are a great place for the community to meet and enjoy, and play an important part of the local ecosystem, providing habitat for fish, birds, and reptiles.
To manage these important ecosystems a Palmerston Lakes Management Plan has been developed that will provide a coordinated approach to the management of these areas. Part of this plan is a quarterly water quality monitoring program, which provides a quick snapshot of lake health and actions required to maintain lake functions.
The latest Lakes Water Quality Report Card can be found here.
Durack Lake harvesting has commenced and Council has provided additional resourcing to catchup on the weed clearance schedule.
Current status of the Durack lakes are as follows:
- Lake 7C – 100% complete.
- Lake 6 commenced- estimated completion time is 3 weeks.
- Next Lake to be targeted is Lake 9.
Timeframes are approximate only, this information will be updated as additional lakes are being treated
All lakes will be attended to in due course, we appreciate your patience during this time.