ALGAE A BIG ISSUE
THE City of South Perth needs to hang its head in shame for allowing the iconic Salter Point lagoon to become an infested mosquito breeding ground and, due to the fact that over many years of neglect the entrance to the lagoon entrance has silted up, the stagnant water is mostly covered with unsightly putrid algae.
It seems three years of complaining to the City of South Perth; to Jason Jenke, Mark Taylor as director of infrastructure and Geoff Glass as CEO, has all but failed to get an action plan to resolve this issue
Ward councillor Colin Cala, Sharon Zeeb Hawkins and Cheryle Irons have made representation on our behalf, all to no avail.
River bank manager Stephen Lloyd, from the Department of Wildlife, has also lost interest and it seems they all have their heads buried in the sand.
Local member John McGrath has sent letters to the CEO asking for a site meeting to view the deplorable state of the lagoon, also to no avail.
Given the deplorable state of the lagoon, one would have to wonder what will it take to get council to get their act together. How they can justify their take-home pay is beyond me.
Mark Taylor: Were you serious when you stated in your email to me that if the algae was in excess of 50 per cent then it would be mechanically harvested, or just playing mind games?
FRANK GIANCRISTOFARO, Salter Point.