Enjoy lake, but stay safe around work sites

Published: 02 Mar 2017 5:06pm

In the interest of public safety, the City of Wagga Wagga and Committee 4 Wagga (C4W) are strongly urging residents not to enter the work sites established for the Lights for Lake project.

The Lake Albert project started on Monday, and on a number of occasions this week community members have been seen stepping over and walking inside the fenced off work zones established for the project.

While the lake is a popular attraction, residents are reminded not to enter the fenced off areas as a matter of safety for themselves and the workers on site.

“We understand the temporary track changes and detours might be an inconvenience to lake users, however, this is a very short-term project, these changes will only be in place for about two weeks,” C4W CEO Chris Fitzpatrick said.

“Lights for Lake is a great community project and it would be a tragedy if someone was seriously injured by being in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Residents are reminded not to enter the work sites during and after work hours. Work health and safety approved temporary fencing and signage has been established around the designated work areas each day.

Temporary blackboards have also been set up around the lake displaying daily messages on what sections of the track are impacted on the day.

Lights for Lake is being delivered by Committee 4 Wagga, with the assistance of City of Wagga Wagga.