re water ski trial on Lake Gininderra

To: "'martin butterfield'" <>, "'Chris Davey'" <>
Subject: re water ski trial on Lake Gininderra
From: "Margaret Leggoe" <>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 13:56:00 +1100

You are right about the noise, Martin.  I remember trying to study for exams in Brisbane with speedboat races taking place on the Brisbane river outside the window.  It was not so much the boats, as the loud music and loudspeaker announcements that drove one potty.

Margaret Leggoe


From: martin butterfield [
Sent: Saturday, 25 February 2012 1:03 PM
To: Chris Davey
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] re water ski trial on Lake Gininderra



I must disagree with you that water skiing and water boarding (I assume the "Lakes Officer" knows so little about the activity that they don't know the usual name is wake boarding) are not torture. 

How even TAMS could consider these activities so close to residences is beyond belief.   As it is narrow, the wake etc will have an imapact on birds right across the Lake.


On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 12:20 PM, Chris Davey <m("","chris_davey");">> wrote:



I have received notice from the Lakes Officer (TAMS) that there will be a trial on Lake Ginninderra to look at the feasibility of allowing a water skiing and water boarding area (no not a torture area) on the lake.  The trail will go from April through to sometime in December 2012, after which there will be a period for public comment.


The area under consideration is along the western edge of the peninsular between the peninsular point and the boat ramp.


For us to have an informed input into the decision making process I believe we need to take the opportunity to gather information on any disturbance caused to the birds in the area.  I have asked that we are told when the events will be conducted so that it will allow us to document any disturbance.  In addition, I would like to survey the birds using the area both along the eastern edge (control) and the western edge of the peninsular.  This will mean walking along the edge or cycle/foot path to determine the number and species of birds using the area.


We need to gather as much information as possible so if there is anyone interested to help please contact me and I will provide you with a map and data sheets.




Chris Davey (President)       

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ACT 2615


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