About this project
This combined community project funded by CluBarham aims to restore and enhance the habitat of the Barham lakes complex. The project consists of 5 stages, with the project team currently working through stage 1 of 5.
This first stage of rehabilitation stage aims to establish a threatened native small-bodied fish nursery and refuge site at the old swimming area. Targeted small-bodied native fish include endangered southern pygmy perch and purple spotted gudgeon.
Our role is to provide project management experience and bring together a cross-sectional community taskforce.
Barham Lakes Precinct map
About the Barham Lakes
The Barham Lakes complex is a 15ha site consisting of four man-made lakes originally constructed by CluBarham during the 1980’s and was initially stocked with native fish species including Murray cod, golden perch, silver perch and catfish.
The complex lies adjacent to the Murray River and Eagle Creek cutting and is situated approximately 1km from Barham township.
Up until approximately 2018, Barham Lakes complex was an area of public access for recreational fishing and 4km of walking tracks.
Given its proximity to the Murray River and Eagle Creek, Barham Lakes Complex has been identified as an important ecological site using environmental and consumptive water to develop threatened native fish breeding areas.
Local School Involvement
The CluBarham Lakes project is a community project building an ongoing partnership with several community groups including Barham High School.
During the pilot stage or stage 1 of the project, Students from years 7, 9, 10 and 11 are assisting in revegetation and rehabilitation of the old 'swimming hole' into a threatened small-bodied native fish nursery.
Student participation is being aligned with NSW Science Curriculum.
Barham High School students will continue to help with revegetation works throughout the project life under the supervision of Barham Landcare volunteers.
Please note that the Barham Lakes precinct is currently closed to the public.
This project is a combined community project, funded by CluBarham. Project partners include CluBarham , Barham Land Care Group, Eagle Creek Trust, Barham District Services Memorial Angling Club , Moama Local Aboriginal Land Council and Barham High School.