Team up with council to care for Lake Currimundi
  • Tuesday 27 September 2011

Are you passionate about the beautiful Lake Currimundi and interested to work in partnership with Sunshine Coast Council to help manage the environmental values that make it so popular with thousands of lake users?

If this floats your boat, council encourages you to provide an expression of interest for membership to the Currimundi Lake Reference Group.

Division 3 Councillor Keryn Jones said the reference group was being established to review the status of management programs and provide advice to council on progressing the recommendations of the Lake Currimundi Dynamics Study.

"Erosion, midges, water quality, lake closures - these are the issues that have worried those who love the very beautiful Currimundi Lake," she said.

"Council recognises the extensive, diverse knowledge community members from the Currimundi Lake catchment area have about their local lake. The reference group will provide an opportunity to put all of our heads together to help protect, manage and enhance the popular lake."

The decision to establish a reference group was endorsed recently by council along with the Lake Currimundi Dynamics Study – a comprehensive?investigation into understanding and managing the?dynamics of the lake and the various identified issues. ?TheLake and Estuary Risk and Operational Management Protocols was also adopted as an operational management framework.

Cr Jones said the reference group will be comprised of residents from the Currimundi Lake catchment?who will meet with council twice a year.

"The members will represent their local community and report back to them regarding issues and projects related to Currimundi Lake," she said.

"If you want to be active in management programs and think you could help us to better understand, monitor and continue to adapt to the dynamics of Lake Currimundi, I strongly encourage you to put your hand up and send through an application."

The reference group will consist of the divisional councillor, five community representatives, a business representative and relevant council staff.

Applicants must reside within the Currimundi Lake Catchment area. Applications close 5pm on Monday 10 October 2011.

An information pack is available on council’s website or from Denise Johnson, Team Leader Waterways Operations, phone 07 5475 7272.

Applications should be sent to Denise Johnson, Sunshine Coast Council, Locked Bag 72, Sunshine Coast Mail Centre Qld 4560.