Lake Albert Management Plan

Consultation has concluded

Over the past five years or so Wagga Wagga City Council has been working to implement a range of recommendations in the Lake Albert Management Plan 2009-2015.

Some of these completed projects include:

  • Bosley Park Amenities Upgrade
  • Bosley Park Erosion Remediation
  • Stringybark Creek Remediation
  • Crooked Creek Remediation
A full list of recent works can be found here.

But there is still more work to do and a review of the plan is underway.

Council is seeking input from the community on the future of the Lake Albert precinct to ensure that it continues to be a space that is enjoyed by all resident and visitors to the city.

Possible future projects include:

  • Lake Albert Wetlands
  • Dragonboat shed
  • Apex Park Improvements
  • Lights 4 Lake (a Committee 4 Wagga project)

This website features information about a range of plans and projects linked to Lake Albert, as well as providing an opportunity for you to have your say, and other ways to contact Council.

Let us know your thoughts and ideas

Council is currently collating the feedback, thoughts and ideas collected during the consultation process as it reviews the Lake Albert Management Plan.

You can read the discussion forums below or go to the plans and reports section to download the presentation from the community forum or read the minutes from the stakeholders meeting.

You can also use the mapping tool to pinpoint your particular experiences of the Lake.

Updates on the progress of the plan and other projects at Lake Albert will be posted on this website.

Over the past five years or so Wagga Wagga City Council has been working to implement a range of recommendations in the Lake Albert Management Plan 2009-2015.

Some of these completed projects include:

  • Bosley Park Amenities Upgrade
  • Bosley Park Erosion Remediation
  • Stringybark Creek Remediation
  • Crooked Creek Remediation
A full list of recent works can be found here.

But there is still more work to do and a review of the plan is underway.

Council is seeking input from the community on the future of the Lake Albert precinct to ensure that it continues to be a space that is enjoyed by all resident and visitors to the city.

Possible future projects include:

  • Lake Albert Wetlands
  • Dragonboat shed
  • Apex Park Improvements
  • Lights 4 Lake (a Committee 4 Wagga project)

This website features information about a range of plans and projects linked to Lake Albert, as well as providing an opportunity for you to have your say, and other ways to contact Council.

Let us know your thoughts and ideas

Council is currently collating the feedback, thoughts and ideas collected during the consultation process as it reviews the Lake Albert Management Plan.

You can read the discussion forums below or go to the plans and reports section to download the presentation from the community forum or read the minutes from the stakeholders meeting.

You can also use the mapping tool to pinpoint your particular experiences of the Lake.

Updates on the progress of the plan and other projects at Lake Albert will be posted on this website.

Consultation has concluded
  • Car park, boat ramp closure to make way for $700,000 Apex Park facelift

    over 3 years ago

    Lake Albert users, change is on its way!

    Apex Park is about to get a facelift of more than $700,000 that will improve the usability, safety and aesthetic appeal of the area.

    For the works to be carried out the Apex Park car park and boat ramp will be closed from Thursday 7 April until June 30.

    Manager Environment and Recreation Services Mark Gardiner said the long list of works will vastly improve the already popular location.

    “Some of the facilities at Apex Park are tired and ready for an upgrade. These works will make access to the area easier...

    Lake Albert users, change is on its way!

    Apex Park is about to get a facelift of more than $700,000 that will improve the usability, safety and aesthetic appeal of the area.

    For the works to be carried out the Apex Park car park and boat ramp will be closed from Thursday 7 April until June 30.

    Manager Environment and Recreation Services Mark Gardiner said the long list of works will vastly improve the already popular location.

    “Some of the facilities at Apex Park are tired and ready for an upgrade. These works will make access to the area easier and safer for residents and visitors with boats and those wanting to enjoy the barbecue and play areas on the eastern side of the lake," he said.

    "People are already attracted to Lake Albert so improving this space will boost that appeal, and the city as a whole."

    Project highlights include:

    • Widening existing boat ramp from 7.5m to 8m, allowing two cars on the ramp at one time
    • Redesign of existing car park adding an extra 25 boat trailer parking bays, two rigging bays, 22 car parking bays and 4 disabled parking bays
    • Reseal of car park surface, with new line markings and kerbing and creation of a new traffic island
    • Installation of LED solar lights
    • Wall built along shoreline with coves established allowing a safe area for recreational users to relax and play by the waters’ edge.
    • Replacement of 11 trees with 32 established native trees and garden beds in car park.

    More information is available in the Apex Park fact sheet.

    During the project the boat ramp and car park at the Wagga Wagga Boat Club on the western side of the lake will be open to all lake users. Parking is also available around the lake on Eastlake and Lakeside drives. The 5.5km walking track, the Apex Park play equipment and barbecue areas, and Lake Albert Oval and Hall will all remain open.

    Some $500,000 of the project was secured through the Roads and Maritime Services NSW Boating Now Projects funding, with Council contributing $230,000.

  • Drilling under way at Lake Albert

    almost 4 years ago

    Groundwater investigation works at Lake Albert will commence today (Thursday 10 December) in a partnership project between Council and Wagga Wagga Boat Club.

    In June, Council resolved to allocate funding to investigate potential groundwater sources to supplement Lake Albert’s water level. This work is being overseen by Wagga Wagga Boat Club.

    A possible water source has been identified within the Lakehaven Drive Reserve and a contractor has been engaged to drill a test bore.

    The drilling is scheduled to begin Thursday 10 December and will take four to five days to complete. Works will be carried out between 7am to 6pm weekdays and 7am to 5pm Saturday, with no drilling taking place on Sunday 13 December.

    Groundwater investigation works at Lake Albert will commence today (Thursday 10 December) in a partnership project between Council and Wagga Wagga Boat Club.

    In June, Council resolved to allocate funding to investigate potential groundwater sources to supplement Lake Albert’s water level. This work is being overseen by Wagga Wagga Boat Club.

    A possible water source has been identified within the Lakehaven Drive Reserve and a contractor has been engaged to drill a test bore.

    The drilling is scheduled to begin Thursday 10 December and will take four to five days to complete. Works will be carried out between 7am to 6pm weekdays and 7am to 5pm Saturday, with no drilling taking place on Sunday 13 December.

  • Stormwater harvesting for Tatton Drain to be investigated

    about 4 years ago

    A detailed investigation and preparation of a detailed design, specification and cost estimates will be undertaken for the installation and ongoing operation of a stormwater diversion structure in the Tatton Drain.

    At the October 2015 Council Meeting is was also resolved to proceed with the assessment of opportunities for harvesting additional inflows from the floodplain to the east of Crooked Creek.

    A budget variation of $50,000 was endorsed to undertake the work, with $25,000 drawn from the Lake Albert Improvement reserve and $25,000 from stormwater reserve.

    You can read the report in full here.

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    A detailed investigation and preparation of a detailed design, specification and cost estimates will be undertaken for the installation and ongoing operation of a stormwater diversion structure in the Tatton Drain.

    At the October 2015 Council Meeting is was also resolved to proceed with the assessment of opportunities for harvesting additional inflows from the floodplain to the east of Crooked Creek.

    A budget variation of $50,000 was endorsed to undertake the work, with $25,000 drawn from the Lake Albert Improvement reserve and $25,000 from stormwater reserve.

    You can read the report in full here.

    Council will receive a further report on the outcomes of the investigation.

  • Funding secured for Apex Park upgrade

    over 4 years ago

    Council will receive a $500,000 grant through Transport for NSW’s Boating Now Infrastructure Program to undertake improvement works at Apex Park.

    A report on the funding was considered at the June Council meeting and included feedback received at the community forum and via the Your Say website.

    The erosion of banks from wave actions and improvement of the amenity of the Lake Albert surrounds are identified in the Lake Albert Management Plan.

    The proposed improvements to these areas will not only address the erosion issue but will significantly enhance the appearance and improve lake access for boating and recreation activities.

    Under the proposed funding agreement, Council is required to commit $200,000 in a cash contribution and $30,000 of project management and in-kind works.

    The improvement works will include:

    • Renewal and resurfacing of the existing car park
    • Formalising and surfacing of the grass overflow car park
    • Widening and renewal of the existing boat ramp
    • Installation of solar car park lighting
    • Installation of geo-fabric bags for erosion control
    • Installation of boat tie up points
    • Installation of additional waste disposal point

    Council will receive a $500,000 grant through Transport for NSW’s Boating Now Infrastructure Program to undertake improvement works at Apex Park.

    A report on the funding was considered at the June Council meeting and included feedback received at the community forum and via the Your Say website.

    The erosion of banks from wave actions and improvement of the amenity of the Lake Albert surrounds are identified in the Lake Albert Management Plan.

    The proposed improvements to these areas will not only address the erosion issue but will significantly enhance the appearance and improve lake access for boating and recreation activities.

    Under the proposed funding agreement, Council is required to commit $200,000 in a cash contribution and $30,000 of project management and in-kind works.

    The improvement works will include:

    • Renewal and resurfacing of the existing car park
    • Formalising and surfacing of the grass overflow car park
    • Widening and renewal of the existing boat ramp
    • Installation of solar car park lighting
    • Installation of geo-fabric bags for erosion control
    • Installation of boat tie up points
    • Installation of additional waste disposal point

  • Light 4 Lake project to go ahead

    over 4 years ago

    At the June 2015 Council Meeting, Council resolved to provide financial assistance to Committee 4 Wagga's Lights 4 Lake project.

    The resolution was as follows:

    That Council:
    a) approve a $75,000 commitment to the Lights 4 Lake project to be funded from $25,000: S94Plan- item OS24 Neighbourhood Parks (South) embellishment, and $50,000: Environment Energy Saving Plan in the 2015/2016 financial year
    b) include the ongoing costs in the Lake Albert Improvements Reserve budget
    c) task Committee 4 Wagga to undertake the installation of the project including project management
    d) task Committee 4 Wagga to include a 3 year guarantee for solar panels and batteries into the tender specifications and contract
    e) authorise the General Manager or his delegate to enter into a funding agreement with Committee 4 Wagga
    f) authorise the affixing of the Council's common seal to documents as required

    At the June 2015 Council Meeting, Council resolved to provide financial assistance to Committee 4 Wagga's Lights 4 Lake project.

    The resolution was as follows:

    That Council:
    a) approve a $75,000 commitment to the Lights 4 Lake project to be funded from $25,000: S94Plan- item OS24 Neighbourhood Parks (South) embellishment, and $50,000: Environment Energy Saving Plan in the 2015/2016 financial year
    b) include the ongoing costs in the Lake Albert Improvements Reserve budget
    c) task Committee 4 Wagga to undertake the installation of the project including project management
    d) task Committee 4 Wagga to include a 3 year guarantee for solar panels and batteries into the tender specifications and contract
    e) authorise the General Manager or his delegate to enter into a funding agreement with Committee 4 Wagga
    f) authorise the affixing of the Council's common seal to documents as required

  • Feedback being considered on Dragon Boat Shed

    over 4 years ago

    The discussion forum on the proposed Dragon Boat Shed has now closed.

    Council is currently reviewing the feedback and considering a number of options.

    A report is being prepared for the August 2015 Policy and Strategy Meeting.

    UPDATE 10 August 2015: A report is being prepared for the September 2015 Policy and Strategy Meeting.

    The discussion forum on the proposed Dragon Boat Shed has now closed.

    Council is currently reviewing the feedback and considering a number of options.

    A report is being prepared for the August 2015 Policy and Strategy Meeting.

    UPDATE 10 August 2015: A report is being prepared for the September 2015 Policy and Strategy Meeting.

  • Lights 4 Lake on agenda for June Council Meeting

    over 4 years ago

    Council will consider a report on the Lights 4 Lake project at the Council Meeting on Monday 29 June 2015.

    The report outlines two options:

    1. not proceed with the project
    2. proceed with the project with a $75,000 contribution from Wagga Wagga City Council

    The report outlines feedback received at the Lake Albert Community Forum held in May 2015, via letters and emails, and in the online discussion forum. You can read the report in full here.

    Read more about the project itself in the 'Lights 4 Lake' section of the document library.


    Council will consider a report on the Lights 4 Lake project at the Council Meeting on Monday 29 June 2015.

    The report outlines two options:

    1. not proceed with the project
    2. proceed with the project with a $75,000 contribution from Wagga Wagga City Council

    The report outlines feedback received at the Lake Albert Community Forum held in May 2015, via letters and emails, and in the online discussion forum. You can read the report in full here.

    Read more about the project itself in the 'Lights 4 Lake' section of the document library.


  • Strong turn out at Lake Albert public forum

    over 4 years ago
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    More than 150 community members shared their thoughts at the Lake Albert public forum on Thursday 28 May.

    Held at the Wagga Wagga Boat Club, residents were given an update on completed projects before discussing future plans for the lake.

    Following the presentation and open discussion, the crowd was given the opportunity to speak one-on-one with project managers.

    The forum is the first step in the process to review the Lake Albert Management Plan, and there will be plenty more opportunities for the community to share their views.

    Have your say now on a variety of topics in a discussion forum in the possible projects section, and stay tuned for more updates.


    More than 150 community members shared their thoughts at the Lake Albert public forum on Thursday 28 May.

    Held at the Wagga Wagga Boat Club, residents were given an update on completed projects before discussing future plans for the lake.

    Following the presentation and open discussion, the crowd was given the opportunity to speak one-on-one with project managers.

    The forum is the first step in the process to review the Lake Albert Management Plan, and there will be plenty more opportunities for the community to share their views.

    Have your say now on a variety of topics in a discussion forum in the possible projects section, and stay tuned for more updates.


  • Could groundwater supplement water levels in Lake Albert?

    over 4 years ago

    Council has allocated $20, 000 from the Lake Albert improvements reserve to carry out further investigations into the viability of the ground water within close proximity to Lake Albert.

    This investigation will inform a report on the viability of using groundwater to supplement water levels in the Lake.

    The decision was made at last night's Council meeting, you can read the report in full here.

    Have you're say on this and other ideas to supplement water levels in the discussion forum.

    Council has allocated $20, 000 from the Lake Albert improvements reserve to carry out further investigations into the viability of the ground water within close proximity to Lake Albert.

    This investigation will inform a report on the viability of using groundwater to supplement water levels in the Lake.

    The decision was made at last night's Council meeting, you can read the report in full here.

    Have you're say on this and other ideas to supplement water levels in the discussion forum.

  • Have your say on the future of Lake Albert

    over 4 years ago

    Wagga Wagga City Council is hosting a Community Forum on Thursday 28 May to discuss a range of plans and projects for Lake Albert.

    Come along to the Wagga Boat Club at 6.30pm to hear a presentation, then hang around for you opportunity to speak one on one with Council Staff about the projects and issues that interest you.

    Representatives from Committee 4 Wagga will also be on hand to discuss the Lights 4 Lake Project.

    For more information email lakealbert@wagga.nsw.gov.au or call 1300 292 442.

    Wagga Wagga City Council is hosting a Community Forum on Thursday 28 May to discuss a range of plans and projects for Lake Albert.

    Come along to the Wagga Boat Club at 6.30pm to hear a presentation, then hang around for you opportunity to speak one on one with Council Staff about the projects and issues that interest you.

    Representatives from Committee 4 Wagga will also be on hand to discuss the Lights 4 Lake Project.

    For more information email lakealbert@wagga.nsw.gov.au or call 1300 292 442.