Amateurs to shape lake future

Significant numbers of amateur fishers and hunters are expected to gather in Millicent on June 16 to have their say on their future access to the South East coastal lakes of Lake Bonney, Lake George, Lake Eliza, Lake St Clair, Lake Hawdon North and Mullins Swamp.

Commentary on social media suggests a high level of public interest.

The Department for Environment and Water is undertaking an engagement and planning process to identify opportunities to manage the lakes to ensure their unique features and values are protected and maintained into the future.

The State Government agency is staging a two-hour workshop for the public starting at 6pm at the 500-seat Millicent War Memorial Civic and Arts Centre.

The workshop will provide information about the project, followed by round table workshop activities to collect information from attendees about how they use and value the coastal lakes and opportunities for management in the future.

A similar face-to-face workshop was originally scheduled for May 10 at the much-smaller Millicent RSL War Memorial Hall.

It was booked out but, in any case, was cancelled owing to COVID among the presenters.

Registrations for the June 16 event will close on June 9.

Contact DEWProtectedArea for further information on the project.

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