Mayor Jack Dempsey has called on the State Government to provide funding and resources to fix issues at Moneys Creek Lagoon in Bargara.
The recent heat wave has depleted oxygen in the upstream lagoon, causing fish deaths.
Mayor Dempsey said this was the latest incident causing frustration and disappointment.
“Council is one of many stakeholders involved with Moneys Creek and we’ve been trying for years to get the government interested in helping with a long-term solution,” he said.
“It’s on a section of golf club land and the water quality is affected by run-off from a number of stakeholders.
“Constructive discussions were held last year with various parties and Burnett Mary Regional Group offered to take a leadership role.
“Unfortunately, they were unsuccessful in gaining necessary funds from the Government.
“Nothing can change the hot and dry conditions recently experienced but a coordinated response from all stakeholders can mitigate adverse impacts.”
The causeway gates are scheduled for reopening at high tide on Monday, which will assist in flushing the catchment.
- Causeway tide gate operations