The Blue Lake is one of the most recognisable features of the South East of South Australia. It is also the feature on which Mount Gambier and the surrounding community rely for the supply of water for households and industry. The high quality water and appearance of the Blue Lake is also important for tourism in the area. The Blue Lake and regional groundwater is one of the main reasons for the strength and prosperity of the region.
The Blue Lake is at risk of being taken for granted. The very community that relies upon it also lives and works on the land surface through which the rainfall recharge must pass to replenish the Lake.
The Blue Lake Management Committee has clearly recognised the significant value and potential of the Blue Lake, as well as the potential for harm to it from a range of activities.
The committee is a sub-committee of the South East Natural Resources Management (SE NRM) Board and its membership is comprised from organisations with responsibilities for a wide range of issues associated with the lake and its capture zone.
The plan has sets direction and an achievable work program that assists in safeguarding the well-being of the Blue Lake, its reliant community and ecosystems, tourism and regional economy.
Blue Lake Managment Plan 2006
Blue Lake Sediment Sampling and Research Program, 2008 report