Lake work steaming ahead, to be shore

RESTORATION work on the Lake Jindabyne foreshore adjacent to Banjo Paterson Park is steaming ahead with the majority of rock work now completed.

This stage one section will be finished before Easter and will be landscaped from the top of the new rockwork back to the edge of the pathway, making it visually much improved from its previous state prior to erosion.

This will be finished in time for the busy Lake Light Sculpture event during Easter where thousands of tourists and visitors will now walk along this much improved pathway area.

Rock has been deposited onto the eroded shoreline from the boat ramp area below the Skate Park, and west along the lake edge towards the tree area below the Strzelecki statue.

Gary Shakespeare, Snowy River Shire Council operations manager confirmed the work would be completed and all the fencing and machinery will all be removed prior to the Easter holiday period.

On completion of the new work, council will also be able to maintain this area much easier as there will be a more defined edge from the rocks to the new grassed area.

Jindabyne Landscaping will commence fine tuning the work once the rockwork is complete and the soil has been filled.

The Banjo Paterson Park is a busy area for the town of Jindabyne and it will be tremendous to see it free of the eyesore fencing and any overgrown grass and weeds.

It has been an ongoing issue since the erosion of 2012 but once complete the lake foreshore and the walking path will be restored to its pristine best.

Stage two of this project along the Caravan Park erosion area will commence after Easter and should take no more than five weeks to complete.

There will be some complexities with building a temporary road for the heavy machinery to access the foreshore in this area, and walkers and bike riders may encounter some continued detours.

The lake edge will again need to be shored up in this section with rock work, before the walking path can be re-laid and the whole shared pathway from the Bowling Club to the Discovery Park can once again be a drawcard for visitors and locals alike.

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