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Draft Fraser Coast Waterbody Management Framework

What do I need to know?

A waterbody is an area of land that holds a significant volume of water. Waterbodies are often referred to as “lakes”, but most urban waterbodies are mainly drainage basins. This project focuses on waterbodies which are artificial/constructed or have been highly modified in the urban environment.

Waterbodies that have not been included are natural waterbodies or wetlands, and those that are on private property. There were 105 privately owned waterbodies that were identified, but have not been included.

Your feedback will be used to help develop the Fraser Coast Waterbody Management Framework and to finalise the Waterbody Management Plans for Lowlands Lagoons and Ululah Lagoons.

Council will be hosting two information drop-in sessions, during which short guided walking tours of a nearby waterbody will be conducted by one of Council’s specialist consultants, who will point out issues, potential actions and answer questions.  There is no need to register for the drop-in sessions or walking tours, which are scheduled to occur on Saturday, 30 November 2019, at the following locations and times:

Ululah Lagoons - Maryborough

Drop-in  Session  will  be  located  near  the  Ululah  Carpark  (Cheapside  Street  Entrance)  from  8am -11am, with guided walking tours commencing at 9.00 am and 10.00 am.

Lowlands Lagoons (Anembo Lakes) - Torquay

Drop-in Session will be located on Ann Street, between Dayman Street and Boat Harbour Drive from

1pm – 4pm, with guided walking tours commencing at 2.00 pm and 3.00pm.

A survey is available to complete so the community can offer feedback and ideas to assist Council with the completion of the Draft Waterbody Management Framework and Draft Waterbody Management Plans for Ululah Lagoon and Anembo Lakes.

We hope you can take the time to offer your feedback and ideas for the project by completing the Survey (click on the link under the Project Overview section)

Survey Forms are also available at Council’s Customer Service Centres and Libraries.

It is anticipated that the Framework and Waterbody Management Plans for Lowlands Lagoons and Ululah Lagoons will be finalised in the 19/20 Financial Year, subject to Council adoption. However, implementation timeframes will be subject to future budget deliberations.

Council will consider the feedback received from consultation to help develop the Fraser Coast Waterbody Management Framework. The Frramework will provide a concise overview of the strategic direction, key findings and prioritisation policy and directions for the management of urban waterbody assets.

Council will also consider the feedback received during community consultation to finalise the Waterbody Management Plans for Lowlands Lagoons and Ululah Lagoons, which will result in adopted management plans and recommended actions and priorities.