How Do You Use Lake Ainsworth?

Ballina Shire Council has launched a community survey seeking public feedback on the uses and the management of the health of Lake Ainsworth.

The survey, being conducted by Hydrosphere Consulting for Ballina Shire Council and the Office of Environment and Heritage, is part of the community engagement to develop the Lake Ainsworth Coastal Management Program.

Ms Rachael Jenner, Council’s Environmental Health Officer, explained that the survey seeks to find out how people use Lake Ainsworth and its surrounds and what they value most about the lake.

‘We are also asking the community’s thoughts about the lake’s health and the various practices to manage it.’

‘The goal of the Coastal Management Plan is to develop a long-term strategy for the management of this much-loved water body, so we are also seeking the community’s vision for the lake and how they would like to see it 10-years from now,’ explained Ms Jenner.

To complete the survey visit Printed copies of the survey are also available at Council’s Customer Service Centre, Lennox Community Centre and Ballina Library.

The survey closes Friday 18 January 2019.

As part of the consultation process Ms Jenner added, ‘We are also hosting a Community Information Session on Tuesday 20 November at the Lennox Head Surf Club. This is a great opportunity for the community to drop-in and share their local knowledge and ideas with the project team. The information session will be held from 3pm to 6pm, with the project team providing a presentation at 4pm.’

For more information and to contact the project team directly visit the project portal at

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