Good Practices


How to protect water

  • Use less fertilizers and pesticides on lawns and gardens. These can seep into groundwater or get washed into our canals, creeks and lake.
  • Protect the banks of the lake and creeks from erosion. Don’t climb over them or allow vehicles or animals to disturb and degrade them.
  • Use litter bins. Plastic bags, bottles, balloons, cans and paper all end up polluting our waterways. If no bins provided, take your rubbish with you.
  • Wash your car on the lawn. This stops the detergent from flowing into the stormwater drains and into the lake system. Pour leftover soapy water onto the lawn.
  • Keep paints, solvents and used oils clear of gutters and drains.
  • Sweep your gutters and driveways rather than hosing them down.
  • Do not throw grass clippings, garden cuttings or tree branches into the water.
  • Do not speed or water-ski in Currimundi Lake.
  • Reduce boat wave wash and keep to the 6 knot limit to prevent erosion of the fragile lake banks.
  • When fishing, take your rubbish with you.

How to protect the land

  • Avoid planting potential weeds such as asparagus fern, Chinese elm, umbrella tree, mother-in-law’s tongue, Singapore daisy, balsam, Cocos palms and lantana. Remove these plants if you have them in your garden and consider planting local native plants instead.
  • Bin or compost garden waste. Don’t throw it into native bushland or public parks.
  • Stick to the walking paths. Do not create tracks to the lake or along the banks. Do not disturb or remove plants unless they are identified weeds.
  • Don’t overfill your wheelie bin.
  • Put cigarette butts and other litter in the bin.
  • Do not allow cats and dogs to wander especially into protected areas. Cats should always be locked in at night to protect wildlife.
  • Only allow dogs off-leash in designated areas. Local parks and most beach areas are not off-leash areas.
  • Clean up dog droppings and put them in the bin. Ensure dog bags do not become litter.