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The Ballina Shire Council has endorsed a draft Lake Ainsworth Coastal Management Program (CMP) and is now seeking feedback from the community at a series of information sessions.

The CMP sets the long-term strategy for the management of the lake, and aims to balance the protection of ecological values with recreational uses.

The community information session will be held at the Lennox Head Community Centre on 20 November 2019 from 4.45pm with a presentation at 5.00pm.

Those unable to attend can provide feedback through the council’s website.

‘We’ve had a fantastic response from the community when we surveyed them about the future management of Lake Ainsworth earlier in the year, and these community perceptions and aspirations have been used to develop the management plan,’ the Council’s Environmental Health Officer, Rachael Jenner said.

‘We are now really keen to hear from the community to ensure this plan meets public needs on the proposed management approach.’

The council says experts have  involved in the project, Hydrosphere Consulting, have developed the CMP to strike a balance between preservation of ecological values and providing enhanced recreational safety and amenity.

‘We are holding another drop-in session so that the project team can provide further information about the CMP and the community can discuss the plan,’ Managing Director of Hydrosphere Consulting, Mick Howland said.

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  1. Seriously…now they want to hear from the public after they;

    Divert all northbound traffic in-front of kids crossing from caravan park, still no pedestrian crossings.

    Divert humans and parking to western pristine side of the Lake – search Lake Ainsworth Vegetation Plan.

    Divert dogs and off leash area closer to kids & people at the surf club and beach.

    Destroy one of the best markets in the shade on the norther rivers.

    Cause complete traffic chaos….see how you go if want to swim and you don’t live nearby…..good luck, like Wategos now!

    Luckily the Melaleuca’s on the Eastern side were saved from the Councils chainsaws & thoughtless thinking, their plans involved cutting those down as well…..now they want to seek feedback…….hilarious!


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