What is being done to fix it?
The City of Bayswater has worked with the Friends of Gobba Lake since 1993 to reconstruct the lake as a habitat for wetland flora and fauna; and create a public open space for eco-recreational use.
Some of the works that have been completed include:
- Extension of the lake to create a nutrient stripping sedge bed
- Planting native plants to create habitats for local fauna
- Building an island to re-establish native vegetation and create a bird breeding habitat
- The removal of non-native sedges from the lake
- Planting native sedges to encourage bird life and strip nutrients from the water
- Installing a playground and pathway around the lake.
Gobba Lake has been successfully revegetated to function like a natural wetland and attracts an abundance of birdlife and turtles.