Cr Cox - Lake Currimundi midge control
  • Thursday 21 August 2014

Lake Currimundi midge control
From mid to late August, for a period of six weeks, the water level in Lake Currimundi will be much higher than usual. Council will manually close off the lake entrance from the ocean to trap water in the system at the high tide mark.
Effectively this disrupts the hatching cycle by drowning the midge larvae. Previous results have indicated we can reduce the midge population by an estimated 95%, which ultimately means your enjoyment of the area won’t be affected by these small biting pests. Lake users may notice some machinery on the beach while the lake entrance is being sealed, however the lake will remain open and useable during this period.

Your pet, your responsibility
Council has zero tolerance for aggressive and dangerous dogs, and will ensure that owners of these animals are held responsible for their dog’s unacceptable behaviour. It is the responsibility of the dog owner to manage and control their animal. 
If your dog attacks another animal or a person you could face fines of up to $30,000, euthanasia of your dog and civil action. If you experience or witness dogs acting aggressively towards people or animals contact council on 5475 7272.

Grants galore
Three terrific council grants programs are now open for application – visit council’s website for further details about the Regional Arts Development Fund, Community Grants and Environment Levy Grants.