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Lake Conjola entrance management community workshop

Shoalhaven City Council will be discussing Lake Conjola entrance management options at a community workshop from 10am Monday 28 November at the Lake Conjola Community Centre.

Having recently engaged local contractor GHD to revise the current entrance management policy, Council is currently seeking the views of the community to assist in the preparation of the amended plan.

The workshop will provide local residents the opportunity to make comment and ask questions regarding the policy’s effect on fishing, shorebirds, navigation, water quality, sewerage management and state agency approval process.

Shoalhaven City Council Director of Strategic Planning and Infrastructure, Peter Adams said entrance management was a serious issue affecting many residents throughout the area saying the upcoming workshop would provide the community with an opportunity to have their say on future management practices.

“Shoalhaven City Council is responsible for maintaining the entrance of Lake Conjola in line with NSW Government Guidelines,” said Mr Adams.

“As such, Council is charged with the responsibility of maintaining both the ecological diversity and water quality within the lake while also minimising potential impacts on lake assets as a result of catchment flooding or storm surge inundation.

“Council has engaged GHD to undertake a review of the Lake Conjola Entrance Management Plan, prepared in 2003, and develop an Interim Entrance Management Policy reflecting current community values, scientific knowledge, strategic direction and technical understanding.

“The upcoming workshop will provide residents with a valuable opportunity to ask questions and find out more information about the policy while also having their say on future entrance management practices.”

The community workshop will take place from 10am Monday 28 November at the Lake Conjola Community Centre.

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