Please note: this is an old article
It was published in April 2011, so the information may be out-of-date.
Greater Shepparton residents are encouraged to take visitors to Victoria Park Lake during the Easter and ANZAC Day long weekend break and enjoy the facilities and surrounds.
Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor Geoff Dobson said a lot of work around the lake precinct had been completed recently and with mostly mild weather forecast for the long weekend, the lake would be the perfect spot for residents and their visitors to meet and relax.
“The water level was lowered a month ago to allow a significant amount of work to take place including planting of about 45,000 aquatic species, draining improvements around Aquamoves, habitat area alignment, rock relocation and work on the southern boat ramp,” Cr Dobson said.
“Fish fingerlings have been released in to the water and park furniture is also being installed.”
Cr Dobson said if all work was completed by the end of this week, pumping of water back in to the lake was programmed to commence during the Easter break.
He said the recent work would greatly increase visitors’ enjoyment of the precinct.
“For many people visiting the area it might be the first time they have seen the lake since it was emptied and work started; it is looking fantastic, even with the water level lowered slightly for the planting,” Cr Dobson said.
“It’s a terrific spot for a picnic, bike ride or stroll and it’s a beaut place for families to enjoy, with the playgrounds and skate park nearby.
“Now the toilet blocks have been upgraded to provide access for all, the lake and its facilities can be enjoyed by everyone.”
Cr Dobson said while he encouraged people to enjoy the lake, he also reminded people that there was no swimming allowed, dogs needed to be on a lead at all times and there was a five-knot speed limit on the lake.
The latest works complete the bulk of work planned for this financial year.