Lake plan sails on

Thursday, February 21, 2019

CONSTRUCTION work on Ouyen’s new recreational lake will begin this year.

Imagine it: Deane Munro and Ray Morrish of the Ouyen Lake working group with the concept plan for the lake. Picture: Louise Donges

A further boost for the project came this week when a mining company announced it would tip in $75,000 for the project.

Mineral sands miner Iluka Resources pledged its financial support for the lake at the monthly meeting it holds with local residents to update them on its mine’s activity.

Establishing a lake for fishing, boating and water sports has been a long-term goal of the Ouyen community.

The lake will be built atthe site of the town’s old reservoir.

The State Government provided $500,000 toward the lake, which provides Ouyen residents with their first spot for recreational water activ­ities since the old Walpeup Lake dried up in 1998.

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