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Shoalhaven City Council to meet with Burrill Lake residents

Shoalhaven City Council is inviting Burrill Lake residents to attend an open meeting regarding the future management of Ireland Street Reserve, taking place from 3pm Wednesday 31 August at the Barker Reserve Boat Ramp.

Areas around the Burrill Lake foreshore are home to endangered ecological communities protected under legislation.

Senior Council staff and fisheries staff will be attending the meeting with residents to discuss Council’s maintenance activities in the area, to ensure the best social and environmental outcomes are achieved.

Shoalhaven City Council Director of Strategic Planning and Infrastructure, Peter Adams said with the area experiencing elevated lake levels throughout 2009-10 many parts of the reserve were home to significant communities of Salt Marsh.

“While some adjoining property owners may prefer to see Council mow right down to the lake’s edge it is important to realise that Salt Marsh is a protected species under the Fisheries Management Act,” said Mr Adams.

“It is important Council staff find a balance in working with local residents to protect this threatened species yet still ensure the reserve is being utilised to its full potential.”

“I would certainly encourage all local residents and interested community members to come along to the meeting and share their views on the future management of the Ireland Street Reserve.”

The public meeting will take place at the Ireland Street Reserve (end of Moore Street, Burrill Lake), from 3pm Wednesday 31 August.

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