Lake foreshore repairs

Repairs to Lake Jindabyne foreshore and path will be completed by Easter and ready in time for the 2014 Lakelight Sculpture.

Work to repair the erosion damaged foreshore and path is scheduled to commence February 17 (after the Flowing Festival) and be finalised before the busy tourist period of Easter.

The general manager of Snowy River Shire Council, Joe Vescio, said the council agreed on funding at its December meeting to repair the damaged sections and the work must be completed while the lake level is relatively low.

"It is also highly dependent on good weather so we will commence as soon as we can after the school holidays," he said.

"Snowy River Shire Council has consulted with Snowy Hydro and agreed to a foreshore design that should prevent similar erosion if the shire was to experience weather conditions and lake levels like those in 2012.

"The design will require a significant amount of rock and material to stabilise the embankment and limit the damage caused by the ebb and flow of higher than expected lake levels but also seeks to enhance the view from Jindabyne as you look out onto the lake.

"I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the community for their patience while we looked at different possible funding streams. We are all looking forward to having the work completed and the fences removed."

The work which is expected to take about six weeks to complete, will be done in sections starting at the Banjo Paterson Park end and moving towards the Caravan Park.

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