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Have your Say - Dunn Lagoon

A 4-knot speed limit has been proposed

Council is seeking feedback from the community to ascertain whether the community agrees that Council should proceed with an application to DPTI for a 4-knot speed limit on the Dunn Lagoon.

Dunn Lagoon is a sheltered wetland, approximately 170 hectares in size, which forms part of the Lower Lakes wetland system. The lagoon is bound by Point Sturt in the North, Goat Island and Goose Island in the South, and Clayton Bay township peninsula in the West. The Eastern Passage (between Bell Head and the Northern tip of Goat Island) marks the eastern boundary.

Dunn Lagoon includes bodies of water known as The Hospital, Ducks Hospital and Snug Cove, but does not include any part of the main channel of the Lower Murray River. This water body is known to have high ecological significance, and is listed as part of The Coorong and Lakes Alexandrina and Albert Wetland RAMSAR site in recognition of its international significance as a habitat for migratory birds.

During the development of the Clayton Bay Foreshore Masterplan, which was endorsed by Council in 2015, some members of the community identified issues with motor boats and jet skis on Dunn Lagoon. The issues included the generation of noise, increased erosion, impacts on wildlife and user conflicts. A restriction on high-speed operation of water craft would address these concerns, but would also restrict the use of the Lagoon for motorised water sports.

The Clayton Bay Foreshore Masterplan can be viewed online here.

Have your say by visiting Council's MySay website .

Submissions regarding the application for a 4-knot speedlimit on Dunn Lagoon will be accepted by Council until 7 July 2018.

Please direct all written submissions to alex@alexandrina.sa.gov.au or by post to The Chief Executive, PO Box 21, Goolwa SA 5214.