Residents demand action over Moore Park Lagoon
MOORE Park Beach residents are calling on Bundaberg Regional Council to act, saying the popular Moore Park Lagoon has become a stagnant, mosquito breeding haven filled with dead fish.
Gail Rowatt, who regularly walks her dog around the lagoon has had enough and says the council needs to work with the community to find a solution immediately.
"The problem began a few weeks ago and we really noticed the fish dying before Christmas," she said.
While council workers have been out on at least two occasions in the last few weeks to remove huge numbers of dead fish from the lagoon, Mrs Rowatt said it was time the council took action to address the growing mosquito problem.
"I can't go for a walk down there without spraying myself with a can of Aeroguard," she said.
Bundaberg Mayor Mal Forman said fish kills in enclosed waterways were a regular occurrence at this time of the year and the council would act if mosquito numbers were found to have increased.
"Fish kills can result in accelerated mosquito breeding and council currently undertakes a monitoring program across the region," he said.
"Two traps are located in Moore Park and are serviced on a fortnightly basis.
"Currently they are showing normal mosquito activity but should a spike be detected in coming weeks council would undertake appropriate control measures."