A GRIFFITH club has welcomed the new jetty installed by Griffith City Council at Lake Wyangan and insists it will be utilised despite the ongoing issues with Blue-Green Algae.
President of the Griffith Leagues Club Southside Anglers Paul Vardanega said the new jetty was greatly needed as the old jetty was becoming unsafe.
“This much-needed facility will greatly enhance the safety of boaters, enabling easier access to those with limited mobility, the elderly and small children alike, whilst encouraging a greater level of angling tourism to the site as and when conditions allow,” he said.
“It is a great step forward towards the continuous improvement of Lake Wyangan.”
Mr Vardanega believes the upgrade shows Lake Wyangan remains on council’s radar and expects the new facilities to be utilised once the algal blooms subside.
Council’s director of Sustainable Development Neil Southorn said the new jetty was a priority for council and it’s an unfortunate coincidence there is an algal bloom at the moment.
He said algal blooms are temporary and expects the lake and new facilities to be fully utilised.
The lake remains under red alert and the water is closed for recreational use.
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