Narrabeen Lagoon Recreational Dredging

Some user groups have asked Warringah Council to dredge sections of Narrabeen Lagoon to allow better access for sports such as fishing, sailing and kayaking.

The Lagoon has been dredged for recreational use in the past. However, recent investigations have indicated that dredging may also have some environmental impact.

There may need to be some trade-offs to get the balance right and getting that balance right means that we need to hear from the broader community, local residents and users of the lagoon. 

News

  • Consultation Period Closed

    The consultation period has now closed. A Council Report will go to the 24 July meeting on the findings of the engagement process and it is inticipated Council will make a recommendation at this time.

    The Agenda and Council report can be found from 19 July on the Council website.

    Please contact Jodie Crawford or Sue Jacobs on 9942 2397 or 9942 2993 for more information.

    by Project Team 2 25 May 2012, 12:56 PM
  • Consultation Period Extended to 16 May!

    We are happy to keep collecting community feedback in the form of letters, emails, forum comments or surveys up to this Wednesday so tell us your thoughts!

    by Project Team 2 14 May 2012, 11:30 AM
  • Consultation Period Closes 11 May

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    Counci held a community drop in evening Monday 30 April which provided valuable additional data and provided an opportuntuy for people to meet Council staff. Currently a random phone survey is underway in both the Warringah and Pittwater LGA's. The phone survey is due for completion on 11 May and the online forum and online survey have both been extended to this date.

    by Project Team 2 07 May 2012, 12:40 PM
  • Community Drop-In Evening

    We'd like to invite the public to a community drop-in night on Monday 30th April at Dee Why RSL Club. This evening is an informal opportunity to chat to experts and the project team and share your thoughts on recreation access in Narrabeen Lagoon. Come along any time between 5pm and 8pm. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be provided. It's on Level 3 in the Luana Room. Please contact Jodie Crawford or Sue Jacobs on 9942 2111 for more information.

    by Project Team 2 12 Apr 2012, 04:10 PM
  • Opportunities to be involved

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    There are a number of opportunities to "have your say"

    by Site Co-ordinator 01 Mar 2012, 05:48 PM
  • Project Background

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    Warringah Council regularly engages with the community about Narrabeen Lagoon. Throughout this consultation the community has clearly stated that recreation and protecting the environment are important values.

    Some user groups have asked Warringah Council to dredge sections of Narrabeen Lagoon to allow better access for sports such as fishing, sailing and kayaking. The Lagoon has been dredged for recreational uses in the past.  However, recent investigations have indicated that dredging may also have some environmental impact.

    The Narrabeen Lagoon Plan of Management commits Council to work for the protection and enhancement of the environmental and the recreational values of Narrabeen Lagoon.  Dredging of the Lagoon can only occur if the environmental values of the Lagoon are not significantly compromised.

    by Site Co-ordinator 01 Mar 2012, 05:43 PM
  • Short List of Potential Options Developed

    Council has developed a short list of 12 potential options for recreational dredging in Narrabeen Lagoon. The short list was developed from 31 options that had been put forward by the community during the Stage 1 community consultation.


    Council has developed a short list of 12 potential options for recreational dredging in Narrabeen Lagoon. The short list was developed from 31 options that had been put forward by the community during the Stage 1 community consultation. The feasability of each option was assessed against environmental and legislative requirements and graded as “feasible”, “unfeasible” and “requires more data”. Further data was then....Read more

    by site admin 1 16 Jul 2013, 01:50 PM
  • Exhibition Period Closed

    The comment period for the recreational dredging options has closed. A report will go to Council shortly that will present the outcomes of the exhibition.

    Please contact Alicia Loveless on 9942 2390 for more information.

     

    by Site Admin 14 24 Feb 2014, 01:20 PM
  • Community Drop-in Session

    Council staff will be available for three hours on Saturday morning at Narrabeen Lagoon to answer your questions about recreational dredging in Narrabeen Lagoon.

    The drop-in session will be held on:

    Saturday 1 February, 9am to 12pm
    at Berry Reserve.

    There are three feasible options that are now on exhibition for community feedback.

    Submissions close Monday 10 February 2014.

    For further information contact Alicia Loveless 9942 2390.

    by site admin 2 29 Jan 2014, 11:22 AM
  • Stage 2 Feasibility Assessment

    The Stage 2 Feasibility Assessment commenced in October 2012 and it aims to find out if any areas can be dredged with minimal impact to the lagoon’s ecology. The Stage 2 Feasibility Assessment will also consider the financial and recreational feasibility including the costs to dredge, the potential benefits to recreation and any associated impacts.


    The Stage 2 Feasibility Assessment commenced in October 2012 and it aims to find out if any areas can be dredged with minimal impact to the lagoon’s ecology. The Stage 2 Feasibility Assessment will also consider the financial and recreational feasibility including the costs to....Read more

    by Site Co-ordinator 12 Feb 2013, 04:21 PM