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Lake Edge Boundary Survey

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.

Lake Edge - Asset Management Committee - 19 September 2016 (303 kb)

The report from AMC was then further endorsed at Council 26 September with the following motion:



  1. That the report be received and noted.
  2. That Council note the encroachment of approximately 160 properties into reserves and foot thoroughfares around the lake.
  3. That Council acknowledge the investigation process for determination of encroachments around West Lakes.
  4. That Council endorse the issue of encroachment permits to property owners with known encroachments into public land to minimise risk to Council and the public until such time as the nearby public infrastructure is due for renewal or upgrade at which time Council will require removal of the encroachment.
  5. That savings from Project No. PBB00000053 be used to undertake a survey of the encroachments identified as high risk.
  6. That once the extent of the encroachments has been determined, a report will be submitted to the Asset Management Committee with a staged renewal and upgrade program proposal based on the paths Asset
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