Lake Talbot works provide broader benefits to community

Works are being carried out at Lake Talbot Narrandera by the Murrumbidgee Irrigation (MI) team to provide greater access to the area and upgrades to the channel bank.

Access maintenance was completed this week including tree pruning and overgrowth removal, to provide improved walking tracks throughout Rocky Waterholes and Lake Talbot, which are frequented by bushwalkers, nature lovers, people fishing and families out koala spotting. 

Construction works will begin next week and include channel bank repair and a regulator upgrade with an automatic gate. 

MI Operations General Manager, Alan Shea, recognises the importance of these works as good water infrastructure management has broader benefits to the community.

“The works being undertaken by MI are designed to enable better regulation of the water going in and out of Lake Talbot enhancing the quality of the Lake which is very popular with locals and visitors alike for recreational activities such as water skiing, canoeing, open water swimming and other events,” Mr Shea said.

“At MI, we see ourselves as an enabler within our region, so we are always delighted to find opportunities to leverage our works and activities to deliver broader benefits.” 

“MI teams have been working within a very narrow corridor,” Mr Shea explained.

“They are also being very careful to leave areas of particular environmental significance, undisturbed.”

Prior to clearing the track an ecologist was also on site to identify potential habitat trees.

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