Community input wanted on Drouin reserve renewal
 Baw Baw News   By // 17:28, Monday 5 June 2017

Drouin’s Alex Goudie Flora and Fauna Reserve has been promised an update, and locals are being asked for their opinions on what should happen.

Proposed upgrade works include the removal of the existing timber edge, the planting of more indigenous vegetation around the lake, and the installation of habitat logs in the lake.


Baw Baw mayor Joe Gauci said the proposed works were intended to improve safety and the environment.

“Proposed works include removing and replacing the failing timber retaining wall with a vegetated border to both improve the natural landscape and the safety of the area for residents to enjoy,” he said in a media release.

“Over the past few years the timber retaining wall around the lake has been failing and recently reached a point where public safety may be put at risk.

“We want to see the lake at Alex Goudie Reserve reach its full potential for the community to enjoy, so we have plans to breathe new life into this natural asset.


“New native plantings will help to prevent further erosion over time, improve safety and will also do wonders for increasing habitat for wildlife.

“We want to make sure that the community are on board with the proposed upgrade works and invite residents to have their say on this project.”

A one-page design proposal and details of how community members can provide feedback are available on the council website (click here). Those wanting to make a submission have until 17:00 Friday 30 June 2017.

Image: an aerial view of the lake published in the council’s design proposal.

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