Neglected Lake Richmond area upgraded with landscaping and pathways

South Metropolitan MLC Phil Edman and Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels at the upgraded area of Lake Richmond.
South Metropolitan MLC Phil Edman and Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels at the upgraded area of Lake Richmond.

A NEGLECTED portion of Lake Richmond has had upgrades to its landscaping and pathways.

The space now hosts the Richmond Avenue Basin, boardwalks, interpretive signage and a sitting area, having previously been an area targeted by vandals and surrounded by sand and weeds.

The City of Rockingham spent $105,000 upgrading the site at heritage-listed Lake Richmond, which occupies 40ha and is home to thrombolites and abundant bird life.

The upgraded space has been planted with WA waterwise species and is home to the banjo frog and squelching frog.

A highlight of the upgrade is the Anne Mueller Environmental Walk, which takes visitors around the freshwater lake.

South Metropolitan MLC Phil Edman visited the site with Mayor Barry Sammels earlier this week and thanked the City for the great job they had done in restoring it.

“This area was just a graffiti covered fence surrounded by sand and weeds a few years ago,” Mr Edman said.

“The City of Rockingham has done a great job transforming this site as they do with so many areas around Rockingham.”