BURRUM RIVER TO HAVE A VASTLY IMPROVED FISH LADDER SAYS COUNCIL
THE proposed fishladder for the No 1 dam on the Burrum River will be fast forwarded as soon as practical, Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O’Connell has said.
A condition of raising Lenthalls Dam eight years ago was that a new fishway be built and Wide Bay Water Corporation committed $3.2 million to the project in 2010 with the aim of completing it by June next year.
But a detailed design has not yet been produced and with the council in the process of resuming control of the water body, the future of the project seemed in doubt.
However Cr O’Connell said the council and WBW had not met specifically to discuss the fish ladder but “the project remains a focus and will be progressed as soon as possible”.
“It is one of a raft of projects being undertaken by the water corporation that have been talked about as the corporation transitions to a business unit of council,” he said.
Sourced from the local Chronicle paper & published by Henry Sapiecha