Several projects will start soon to naturalise water in Tuggeranong, including removing 500 metres stormwater drain and replacing it with natural elements.
The ACT Government is investing in a range of projects to improve water quality, particularly in Lake Tuggeranong.
Through making drain and stormwater infrastructure more natural by removing concrete and introducing plant life, the government aims to tackle the issue of blue-green algae in the ACT’s lakes.
This approach not only achieves better water quality, it also makes the urban environment a more attractive and natural space.
Several projects will start soon to naturalise water in Tuggeranong, including:
- removing 500 metres of the Tuggeranong Creek stormwater drain and replacing it with natural elements
- modifying 54 street kerbs across east and west Kambah to direct stormwater flows across existing green spaces
- planning stormwater recycling infrastructure at Kambah Playing Fields.
Specially designed water plants will be planted in these areas to trap sediments and absorb nutrients from garden clippings and fertilisers otherwise destined for our waterways, without compromising the area’s stormwater capacity.
These projects come alongside the ACT Government’s recent $8.2 million investment in the Healthy Waterways Program through the 2023-24 ACT Budget.
Further information about the projects is available on the Environment website at: environment.act.gov.au/water/act-healthy-waterways/
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