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Edwardes Lake

Improve water quality – Action Needed

For over a 100 years Edwardes Lake has provided the lungs for the Reservoir community and has over 135,000 visitors per year.

But even though it is the second biggest lake in Melbourne it does not receive the same state government funding and attention as Albert Park Lake does.

This long-time water management neglect is a major reason why the water quality is so poor and toxic, posing a public health risk and threat to local wildlife. Storm water pollution events and frequent algae blooms degrade the natural environment and biodiversity of the aquatic ecosystem.

I’ve been fighting for years to improve the water quality of Edwardes Lake and convinced Council to set up a Task Force to clean up the lake and become a biodiversity sanctuary but the State Government needs to step up to the task.

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