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West Lakes Dredging

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

7 June 2016

The Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) will soon be undertaking maintenance dredging at the West Lakes inlet adjacent Trimmer Parade and Military Road.

The works will involve the removal of accumulated material adjacent the inlet structure and along the lake bed. Dredging will be conducted from both the lake edge via a crane and in the lake itself via floating barge.The dredged material will be disposed evenly across the lake bed.

Maintenance dredging is required every 8-10 years to keep the inlet structure and gates free from material build up which occurs naturally due to the flow of salt water. These dredging activities will ensure that level of the lake is controlled and water quality maintained.

Works will occur Monday to Friday from 7am to 7pm and are scheduled to commence on Tuesday 14 June with expected completion by mid July 2016, weather permitting.

A section of the lake adjacent the work site will be closed for access and activities to all users during works. The footpath along the lake edge will also be closed for a short period during land base dredging works.

Adjacent residents should expect some noise from the works.

The $280,000 project is funded by the Management of Marine Facilities’ budget.

DPTI will make every effort to minimise impacts and appreciates the community’s patience and understanding while these works are carried out.