May 23, 2011

Rising waters in Pond Sir Joseph Banks Park

I have had a number of residents contact me regarding the ponds in Sir Joseph Banks Park.  Council is aware that there is problem and we have been working to bring the situation under control.  Experts have been bought in to look at specific issues and a Plan of Management drawn up.  Now, another issue, the rising water levels, is causing more concern and several staff are working with authorities such as Sydney Water and the Sydney Ports Authority to determine why this occurring and how it can be fixed. The problems are not uncommon to urban waterways, but they are complex, and do take time to correct.  I just want to assure our residents that Council is being proactive and given the importance we place on our open space and parklands are taking it very seriously.

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