Local residents have raised concerns about safety at the lagoon on the corner of Moppett and Senate Road.
Brian Hancock and Marion Meier-Hancock’s Fifth Street home backs on to the lagoon and they
are constantly having problems with weeds and rats – an issue they have been having for the past two years.
They blame poor maintenance for the extensive growth and vermin, and Mr Hancock said they have enough.
“We have been catching rats in the house,” he said.
“Some of the weeds in the lagoon are two-feet higher than me.”
He said he wanted to see some action on the site, and after expressing their frustration to council, an environmental health officer visited the lagoon and told Mr Hancock they would do some baiting and manage the growth.
Mr Hancock also raised concerns about the condition of the boundary fence.
Parts of the fence have fallen down, and Mr Hancock worries that it could be easy for children to get into the lagoon and possibly drown.
When The Recorder spoke to council, a spokesperson said the issues at the lagoon were under investigation.