Gold Coast City Lake

Jay & Jay Industries was contracted by local council depts to design and install custom weed boom enclosure’s to reduce the spread of salvinia weed within the council lake whilst protecting and increasing the number of weevil to feed on the weed. This project also reduces the need and costs of harvesting salvinia weed by creating a safe habitat for the weevil to propogate. Jay & Jay Industries were required to undertake this sensitive project in full view of the public so site safety and environmental compliance was extremely important. The time frame given for these enclosures was 2 months. Jay & Jay Industries completed the project from approval to completition in under 17 days.

Date: January 2011

Location:

Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

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Features Summary

Materials used:
  • 680gsm UV resistant PVC
  • 100mm float
  • 6mm gal chain
  • ASTM – Universal load connector
Design: Completed in 3 stages to minimize to spread of weed whilst also protecting the weevil population. Create a vegetation bed to help food supply for weevils sustainability.

Project Summary

  • Design and manufacture a total of 190m of weed booms to stop the spread of salvinia weed and protect weevil population.
  • To support weevil population growth, a series of enclosed ovals were created to boost growth and maintain the weevils in case of another break out.
  • Project coordinators were Jay and Jay Industries for Gold Coast City Council.