Town of Cambridge begin replenishment of Perry Lakes

Perry Lakes Reserve
Perry Lakes Reserve

WORK has begun in Floreat on the replenishment of water back into Perry Lakes.

Contractors started the weed clearing at the lakes site in April.

Invasive weeds and non-native plants will be cleared to permanently re-establish water levels in the lakes.Excess water will be diverted from the Herdsman Main Drain near Newman College on Empire Avenue to Perry Lakes through a network of existing and new pipes.

Mayor Keri Shannon said the Town had been considering options for improving the water level in Perry Lakes for years.

“Preliminary estimates indicate a capital cost in the vicinity of $2.5 million for construction of the engineering works,” she said.

“Ongoing operational and associated environmental works costs are yet to be determined.”

Ms Shannon said the Town would explore opportunities for external funding of the project.

“Pending council approval and funding of the project, the engineering works could be completed early in 2020-21,” she said.