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.

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  • This discussion has now concluded. Feedback will be considered as a part of the review of the Lake Albert Management Plan.

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    The Lake Albert Management Plan 2009-2015 provides a guide on particular actions for Council staff and other stakeholders about looking after Lake Albert and its surrounds.  

    It also communicates the intended management of the lake to the community.  

    The plan is due to expire and Council is currently reviewing it and drafting a new one in consultation with the community.  

    What you would like to see included in the next Lake Albert Management Plan?

    This discussion forum will close on 31 July.

    The Lake Albert Management Plan 2009-2015 provides a guide on particular actions for Council staff and other stakeholders about looking after Lake Albert and its surrounds.  

    It also communicates the intended management of the lake to the community.  

    The plan is due to expire and Council is currently reviewing it and drafting a new one in consultation with the community.  

    What you would like to see included in the next Lake Albert Management Plan?

    This discussion forum will close on 31 July.

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  • This discussion has now concluded. Feedback will be considered as a part of the review of the Lake Albert Management Plan

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    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.

    You can read the report in full here.

    What do you think about this idea to supplement water levels?

    Do you have any other ideas about how water levels in the Lake could be supplemented?

    This discussion forum is open until 31 July.


    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.

    You can read the report in full here.

    What do you think about this idea to supplement water levels?

    Do you have any other ideas about how water levels in the Lake could be supplemented?

    This discussion forum is open until 31 July.


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  • Wetland

    over 4 years ago
    This discussion has now concluded. Feedback will be considered as a part of the review of the Lake Albert Management Plan.

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    One of the 17 recommendations of the existing Lake Albert Management Plan is to establish a wetland.

    Council has received a feasibility assessment for such a project, which includes a concept design for the wetland to be implemented within the 4 knot zone at the northern end of the lake.

    The concept design also details the following features:

    • Creation of a relative deep water linkage from the main deeper water area of the lake to its outlet.
    • Creation of three laterals to the main deep water linkage through the wetland area.
    • Delineating the enhanced wetland area from the main waterbody by the creation of two islands.
    • Grading of the surrounding areas toward the laterals and main deep water linkage.

    The cost of construction plus short term maintenance is estimated to cost around $240,000.

    Benefits of proceeding with the Lake Albert Wetlands include:

    • Improved water quality in the lake by reducing nutrients that cause blue-green algae blooms
    • The creation of a range of habitats using mainly endemic species to promote an enhanced fish habitat and potential breeding area.
    You can view the concept plan here.

    What value do you think there is in investing in the Lake Albert Wetlands?

    This discussion forum will close on 31 July.

    One of the 17 recommendations of the existing Lake Albert Management Plan is to establish a wetland.

    Council has received a feasibility assessment for such a project, which includes a concept design for the wetland to be implemented within the 4 knot zone at the northern end of the lake.

    The concept design also details the following features:

    • Creation of a relative deep water linkage from the main deeper water area of the lake to its outlet.
    • Creation of three laterals to the main deep water linkage through the wetland area.
    • Delineating the enhanced wetland area from the main waterbody by the creation of two islands.
    • Grading of the surrounding areas toward the laterals and main deep water linkage.

    The cost of construction plus short term maintenance is estimated to cost around $240,000.

    Benefits of proceeding with the Lake Albert Wetlands include:

    • Improved water quality in the lake by reducing nutrients that cause blue-green algae blooms
    • The creation of a range of habitats using mainly endemic species to promote an enhanced fish habitat and potential breeding area.
    You can view the concept plan here.

    What value do you think there is in investing in the Lake Albert Wetlands?

    This discussion forum will close on 31 July.

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  • This discussion has concluded. A report including feedback in this online forum is being prepared for consideration at the September Policy and Strategy Meeting.

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    The Bidgee Dragons Abreast Wagga Wagga is proposing to build a dragon boat shed.

    The club’s members are breast cancer survivors and supporters of various ages from a great variety of backgrounds, athletic abilities and interests.

    It currently operates from a shipping container located behind the Bosley Memorial Park amenities building near the south-western bank of Lake Albert.

    It's proposed that the shed will be built near existing recreational boating infrastructure along the southern bank of Lake Albert.

    The Bidgee Dragons have two dragon boats (a 20 seater and a 10 seater), a dragon boat trailer, training paddles and personal flotation devices. This equipment is currently stored in a shipping container which is located behind an amenities building about 150m to the north-west of the proposed shed site. The proposed new storage shed will allow the club to have a permanent location and convenient operation of activities.

    The Review of Environmental Factors recommends that the proposal proceed.

    What do you think about the proposal to build the dragon boat shed?

    This discussion forum will close on 24 June.

    The Bidgee Dragons Abreast Wagga Wagga is proposing to build a dragon boat shed.

    The club’s members are breast cancer survivors and supporters of various ages from a great variety of backgrounds, athletic abilities and interests.

    It currently operates from a shipping container located behind the Bosley Memorial Park amenities building near the south-western bank of Lake Albert.

    It's proposed that the shed will be built near existing recreational boating infrastructure along the southern bank of Lake Albert.

    The Bidgee Dragons have two dragon boats (a 20 seater and a 10 seater), a dragon boat trailer, training paddles and personal flotation devices. This equipment is currently stored in a shipping container which is located behind an amenities building about 150m to the north-west of the proposed shed site. The proposed new storage shed will allow the club to have a permanent location and convenient operation of activities.

    The Review of Environmental Factors recommends that the proposal proceed.

    What do you think about the proposal to build the dragon boat shed?

    This discussion forum will close on 24 June.
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  • This discussion has concluded. A report including feedback in this online forum was considered at the June Council Meeting. More information can be found in the 'News' tab.

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    Council is currently developing designs for an upgrade of infrastructure at Apex Park.

    The proposed upgrade involves improving access to the boat ramp, resealing the surface of the carpark and constructing kerb, guttering and footpaths.

    You can view the concept plan here.

    Council has applied for funding from the Roads and Maritime Services to complete this project.

    If you have any more questions about this project please email lakealbert@wagga.nsw.gov.au

    How often do you use Apex Park?

    What are your thoughts on the upgrade?

    This discussion forum will close on 10 June.


    Council is currently developing designs for an upgrade of infrastructure at Apex Park.

    The proposed upgrade involves improving access to the boat ramp, resealing the surface of the carpark and constructing kerb, guttering and footpaths.

    You can view the concept plan here.

    Council has applied for funding from the Roads and Maritime Services to complete this project.

    If you have any more questions about this project please email lakealbert@wagga.nsw.gov.au

    How often do you use Apex Park?

    What are your thoughts on the upgrade?

    This discussion forum will close on 10 June.


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  • This discussion has concluded. A report including feedback in this online forum was considered at the June Council Meeting. More information can be found in the 'News' tab.

    You need to be signed in to add your comment.

    A Committee 4 Wagga project, the Lights 4 Lake initiative proposes to provide solar lighting with up to 75 solar pedestal lights around the perimeter walking track of Lake Albert.

    In March 2015, Council resolved to support the project in principal, and further consult with the community.

    You can read the minutes of that meeting and the resolution here.

    A report collating the results of this consultation is scheduled to go to the June Council Meeting for consideration.

    Committee 4 Wagga proposes that the $230,000 project will be funded from the following sources:

    • NSW State Government: $40,000
    • Committee 4 Wagga: $115,000 via individual pole sponsorship
    • Wagga Wagga City Council: $75,000

    Council would also be required to contribute in-kind through the provision of project management and staff resources during installation.

    Council currently has no identified whole of life funding source for this project.

    You can read more about it on the Committee 4 Wagga website.

    If you have any more questions about this project please email lakealbert@wagga.nsw.gov.au

    How will the installation of 75 solar pedestal lights around the perimeter walking track of Lake Albert affect your experience of the precinct?

    What kind of potential do you think having the Lake Albert Walkway lit up at night could bring to the area?

    This discussion forum will close on 10 June.

    A Committee 4 Wagga project, the Lights 4 Lake initiative proposes to provide solar lighting with up to 75 solar pedestal lights around the perimeter walking track of Lake Albert.

    In March 2015, Council resolved to support the project in principal, and further consult with the community.

    You can read the minutes of that meeting and the resolution here.

    A report collating the results of this consultation is scheduled to go to the June Council Meeting for consideration.

    Committee 4 Wagga proposes that the $230,000 project will be funded from the following sources:

    • NSW State Government: $40,000
    • Committee 4 Wagga: $115,000 via individual pole sponsorship
    • Wagga Wagga City Council: $75,000

    Council would also be required to contribute in-kind through the provision of project management and staff resources during installation.

    Council currently has no identified whole of life funding source for this project.

    You can read more about it on the Committee 4 Wagga website.

    If you have any more questions about this project please email lakealbert@wagga.nsw.gov.au

    How will the installation of 75 solar pedestal lights around the perimeter walking track of Lake Albert affect your experience of the precinct?

    What kind of potential do you think having the Lake Albert Walkway lit up at night could bring to the area?

    This discussion forum will close on 10 June.

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