Lake Weyba Foreshore

Council is working with the community to develop a landscape plan for Lake Weyba Foreshore Park. Lake Weyba is a large shallow lake mostly fringed by natural landscapes. The foreshore currently provides the community with access to the lake for a variety of recreational purposes.

The Lake Weyba project locality plan provides an overview of the area.

Purpose

Council is developing a landscape plan to guide future enhancements to Lake Weyba Park. The landscape plan will inform opportunities for improvements and provide a vision for the future of the foreshore park. The landscape plan aims to:

  • enhance the site’s environmental values
  • determine the recreation opportunities and constraints of the site
  • improve access to open space and the lake, including recreation trails
  • reflect the community’s vision, priorities and hopes for the future of the foreshore park

Community engagement

This project will involve two phases of community engagement. Phase one, ‘share your ideas’ and phase two ‘have your say’ on a draft landscape plan.

Share your ideas

Survey closed 5pm Friday 23 March 2018.

Council engaged the community to help shape Lake Weyba foreshores future to meet the growing recreational needs of the community.

Community feedback collated through survey responses, letters and emails to the project team will be reviewed and considered in the development of a landscape plan.

Comments received that related specifically to the lake will be forwarded to Noosa Council and included in the development of the Noosa River Plan.

Have your say

Community feedback was collated through online survey responses, letters and emails. Feedback was reviewed and considered in the development of a draft landscape plan.

Council invited the community to have their say on the Draft Landscape plan by completing an online survey.

Survey closed 10 October 2018

Where to from here

Council are reviewing the draft Landscape Plan based on the last round of community engagement. A final Landscape Plan will be available on councils website for viewing later this year.

Overview

Lake Weyba is a shallow tidal lake surrounded by a variety of vegetation communities that includes mangroves, saltpans and open forest. The shorelines are dominated by melaleuca wetlands. The lake adjoins sections of the Noosa National Park along the eastern sections of its northern shorelines. Land fronting the southern and south-western section has been developed as rural residential including parks and retained native vegetation. Also located on the northern shoreline is Noosa Springs which is an extensive urban residential development and golf course. With the variety of natural values Lake Weyba is recognised as a nationally important wetland.

The shallowness of the lake and creeks limits the ability of medium sized craft to venture onto its waters. The lake is therefore used mostly by shallow-draft boats such as catamarans, kayaks, canoes, kite surfers, paddle boards and small tinnies. Lake Weyba forms part of the Noosa River Marine Zone. The foreshore has limited facilities with no formal boat accesses to the lake. An existing natural trail meanders along the foreshore and is used by riders and walkers.

Council is working with the community to develop a landscape plan for Lake Weyba Foreshore Park. Lake Weyba is a large shallow lake mostly fringed by natural landscapes. The foreshore currently provides the community with access to the lake for a variety of recreational purposes.

The Lake Weyba project locality plan provides an overview of the area.

Purpose

Council is developing a landscape plan to guide future enhancements to Lake Weyba Park. The landscape plan will inform opportunities for improvements and provide a vision for the future of the foreshore park. The landscape plan aims to:

  • enhance the site’s environmental values
  • determine the recreation opportunities and constraints of the site
  • improve access to open space and the lake, including recreation trails
  • reflect the community’s vision, priorities and hopes for the future of the foreshore park

Community engagement

This project will involve two phases of community engagement. Phase one, ‘share your ideas’ and phase two ‘have your say’ on a draft landscape plan.

Share your ideas

Survey closed 5pm Friday 23 March 2018.

Council engaged the community to help shape Lake Weyba foreshores future to meet the growing recreational needs of the community.

Community feedback collated through survey responses, letters and emails to the project team will be reviewed and considered in the development of a landscape plan.

Comments received that related specifically to the lake will be forwarded to Noosa Council and included in the development of the Noosa River Plan.

Have your say

Community feedback was collated through online survey responses, letters and emails. Feedback was reviewed and considered in the development of a draft landscape plan.

Council invited the community to have their say on the Draft Landscape plan by completing an online survey.

Survey closed 10 October 2018

Where to from here

Council are reviewing the draft Landscape Plan based on the last round of community engagement. A final Landscape Plan will be available on councils website for viewing later this year.

Overview

Lake Weyba is a shallow tidal lake surrounded by a variety of vegetation communities that includes mangroves, saltpans and open forest. The shorelines are dominated by melaleuca wetlands. The lake adjoins sections of the Noosa National Park along the eastern sections of its northern shorelines. Land fronting the southern and south-western section has been developed as rural residential including parks and retained native vegetation. Also located on the northern shoreline is Noosa Springs which is an extensive urban residential development and golf course. With the variety of natural values Lake Weyba is recognised as a nationally important wetland.

The shallowness of the lake and creeks limits the ability of medium sized craft to venture onto its waters. The lake is therefore used mostly by shallow-draft boats such as catamarans, kayaks, canoes, kite surfers, paddle boards and small tinnies. Lake Weyba forms part of the Noosa River Marine Zone. The foreshore has limited facilities with no formal boat accesses to the lake. An existing natural trail meanders along the foreshore and is used by riders and walkers.