Beeliar Lake health warning

Samples of water taken at Beeliar Lake on Lakefront Avenue, earlier in August have tested positive to blue green algae at concentrations that may produce toxins with the potential to be harmful to humans and animals. Further testing has indicated that toxin levels are low and that the lake water is safe. The presence of this blue green algae prior to the warm weather is cause for the City to establish a program of fortnightly water sampling to monitor toxin levels and the behaviour of the blue green algae. 

Warning signs advising the public not to make contact with the water and to keep their dogs out of the lake will remain in place until we are confident that the lake environment is stable and there is no risk to humans, animals or the environment.

It is hoped that this is a temporary situation and signs will be removed once samples are again clear.

Further information is available by calling 9411 3444 and updates will be provided on the City's web site. 

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City of Cockburn
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9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for Country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past and present.