Around the edge of West Lakes lake, we have around 2kms of public walking areas and around 6kms of public reserve areas.
The remaining 7kms of the edge is made up of private property and is not accessible by the public.
In some locations, public access to walkways and reserves has been restricted due to private properties encroaching on these areas.
We are currently undertaking boundary identification surveys to determine the extent of this private encroachment via our own Charles Sturt officers and land surveying consultants. Visual surveys can mostly be undertaken from Lake Edge paths, however in some instances Licenced Surveyors may be required to peg private boundaries. The Surveyor’s Act makes provision for them to enter private property (i.e. gardens) to undertake boundary identification surveys.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this work.
The report from AMC was then further endorsed at Council 26 September with the following motion:
3.83 LAKE SIDE PUBLIC FRONTAGE - REVIEW OF RESERVES AND FOOT THOROUGHFARES - INVESTIGATION OUTLINE