Setting the record straight on lagoon
RUMOURS about the fate of Beach Milieu lagoon at Bargara have been laid to rest with Divisional Representative Greg Barnes stating irrefutably that the council has no plans to fill in the waterway.
"It's crazy because it's a watercourse and council just spent all that money putting in a culvert under Davidson St and through to the golf course so it's obviously not going to happen," he said.
"We did look at whether or not we could reclaim a little bit around the edges because of all the weed there so we could get a machine in to scoop it all out and at the same time created a little bit more parkland.
"That was just one option and they went away and looked at some figures and it was just way too expensive so it's not on the agenda."
Located off Davidson St between the Atlantis Blvd and Masthead Dr, works will begin in about two weeks in two stages to try and better the water flow in the road sides drains.
"The main issue seems to be the road side drains so now we're going to spend about $145,000 to do it up and that will do Masthead and Atlantis," Cr Barnes said.
"They are going to put a couple of culverts in there, one under Masthead Dr and one under Atlantis at the intersection.
"Then they'll try and get a machine in and try and create as much fall as possible.
"They put a small concrete invert in the bottom and then hopefully when it gets low it will trickle into the lagoon.
"I've asked the staff to do a letterbox drop to advise the effected properties before work starts."