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Encounter Lakes Management

Encounter Lakes and Franklin Island Management Plan

For a copy of the Encounter Lakes Management Plan please follow the link below; 

Encounter Lakes & Franklin Island Management Plan

Encounter Lakes Residents Group

Encounter Lakes Residents Group Committee 2015The Encounter Lakes Residents Group Inc. is a body of property owners and/or residents within the Encounter Lakes development and Franklin Island development with an elected committee to represent the community.

Members of the committee serve because they enjoy the lakes community, lifestyle and aim to ensure that the beauty and attractiveness of the environment is retained.


The Encounter Lakes Residents Group enjoy a co-operative relationship with the City of Victor Harbor and are an active participant in the regular monitoring of water quality, ongoing maintenance of the beaches and recreational parks as well as the development and maintenance of footpaths and stormwater disposal.

The cornerstone of their operation is the Encounter Lakes and Franklin Island Management Plan revised and approved by Council in January 2016,  a vital document which sets out how the above mentioned activities are achieved. Any new developments and use of the lake outside these parameters are subject to discussion to ensure residents interests are protected.

The Encounter Lakes Residents Group have a committee which specifically look after the beaches called 'The Beach Boys'. There is also a Gardening Group, a group of volunteers who look after the lakes reserves in conjunction with Council. The Encounter Lakes Residents Group welcome support from any residents who may be able to spare an hour and a half each month, in pleasant company.

The Encounter Lakes Residents Group appreciate hearing from Encounter Lakes and Franklin Island residents regarding matters of concern and welcome any ideas to assist in preserving the unique lakes environment.

Encounter Lakes Resident Group contacts are;

Email: lakespresident@mail.com                mail: PO Box 98, Victor Harbor 5211

Tony Aldridge, President          8552 2869 

Wilf Emmett, Secretary              8552 9126

Peter Harris, The Beach Boys     8552 8713

Ken Buckley, Gardening Group   8552 8151


Weed Control Activities - Encounter Lakes and Franklin Island Rock Revetments

Victor Harbor will periodically be undertaking required weed control activities around Encounter Lakes and Franklin Island to ensure the integrity of the revetment isn't compromised due to invasive vegetation or harboured vermin.

The works will be between the waters edge and the top of the rock revetment, including limited use of 'Roundup' (glyphosate biactive) via spot-spraying.

Waterfront residents who may have questions about the works can contact the Environment and Infrastructure Department on 8551 0500 for further information.

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