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Lake Wyangan Catchment Management

Griffith City Council's vision for Lake Wyangan and its Catchment is to see community, business including agri-business, and Council working together for a healthy, productive and attractive Lake Wyangan and Catchment both now and into the future.

Lake Wyangan is situated 6 km’s northwest of the Griffith CBD and is the epi-centre for a diverse range of land uses and recreational uses. The Lake Wyangan catchment totals around 121 km2; including diverted catchment runoff through the irrigation supply and drainage infrastructure.

The Lake View Branch Canal supplies irrigation water to local agriculture and is a major feature of the catchment as it intersects most catchment runoff.

The Lake Wynagan and Catchment Strategy Management project will guide future actions to address water quality concerns.

Expression of Interest

Griffith City Council invites expressions of interest for the Lake Wyangan & Catchment Management Strategy Implementation project. EOIs close on 4 June 2018 at 5pm.

EOI documents may be obtained by contacting Tenderlink on www.tenderlink.com/griffith

For information regarding the proposed contract please contact Tenderlink Customer Service by telephoning 1800 233 533.

EOIs may be lodged electronically at www.tenderlink.com/griffith, hand delivered to Council Offices at 1 Benerembah Street, Griffith  NSW  2680 or by post to PO Box 485 Griffith NSW 2680.

Canvassing of any Council members or officers will disqualify suppliers from the EOI process.

Position Vacant

Are you looking for a rewarding career? Then join the team and make a difference to your community. Griffith City Council offers the chance to work in a stable and secure environment while providing excellent opportunities to develop your skills and career potential. Council is seeking applications from enthusiastic motivated individuals for the following position.

Lake Wyangan & Catchment Management – Project Officer (3 Year Term)

Lake Wyangan is a highly complex system in respect to drainage, water quality issues, flood management, key ‘in-lake’ water quality and ecological processes, landscape and recreational value expectations.

The Lake Wyangan & Catchment Management Strategy (LW&CMS) as presented in the Strategy Report and the Technical Report provides direction regarding water management practices in Lake Wyangan and its surrounding catchment.

The LW&CMS provides comprehensive background and actions to control blue green algae. The purpose of the Project Officer role is to implement actions identified in the strategy and or endorsed by the Lake Wyangan & Catchment Management Committee that will control blue green algae.

The successful applicant will require a relevant tertiary qualification in Integrated Water Resource Management, Environmental Engineering, Environment Science or equivalent degree or relevant industry experience

Hours of work are 35 hours per week with an annual salary range $81,459.56 to $89,606.40 (Grade 17) + Superannuation and a rostered day off once a month. Only those with current rights to work in Australia may apply.

Applications close 4pm, Friday 25 May 2018. If you have any questions about the role please contact Phil Harding on (02) 6962 8100.

View the full position description here

Apply here

Related Information

LAKE WYANGAN & BLUE-GREEN ALGAE MONITORING

Griffith City Council’s Environment, Health & Sustainability Unit regularly samples, analyses and monitors the water quality of Lake Wyangan (North) throughout the year for the presence of Blue-Green Algae. Find the current status here Lake Wyangan & Blue-Green Algae

Technical Reports

Lake Wyangan and Catchment Management Strategy Project

Lake Wyanagan & Catchment Management Strategy - Strategy Report - June 2017

Lake Wyanagan & Catchment Management Strategy - Technical Report - June 2017