Alerts

Exeter Street, Camden Road Closure

Alert issued 26/02/2021 3:46pm

Due to road upgrading works on Exeter Street, Camden, there will be changed traffic conditions from 3 March to mid-May 2021. This will include the closure of Exeter Street between John and Elizabeth streets,  from 15 March to 26 April between 7am to 5pm on weekdays. Detours via Mitchell Street will be in place. Pedestrian access to the Town Farm precinct will be maintained.

Blue-Green Algal Bloom at Harrington Park Lake

Alert issued 12/02/2021 4:17pm

A blue-green algae bloom has been detected at Harrington Park Lake.

Sampling undertaken by Council has identified the  presence of algae at levels that present a health risk associated with contact with the water. Residents are advised human and animal contact with the water should be avoided, including drinking, fishing, swimming, boating and allowing pets to enter the water.

Algae is a natural part of the aquatic ecosystem with most species safe or non-toxic. However, blue-green algae produce toxins that can be damaging to humans, domestic animals and livestock that come in contact with the water.

In normal conditions, the blue-green algae exist in low numbers and are a part of a healthy ecosystem. However, under certain conditions, the algae can grow rapidly, producing an algal bloom.

Signage has been erected at locations around the Lake to advise visitors to avoid contact with the water.

It is not possible to predict how long the algae will remain at high levels. Council will continue monitoring Harrington Park Lake and signage will remain in place until blue-green algae levels have reduced to a safe level.

For more information, or to ask any questions, contact Council’s Sustainability Team on 4654 7777 or sustainability@camden.nsw.gov.au