Lake Gnangara

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Lake Gnangara is the most southerly of the Wanneroo wetlands in metropolitan Perth, Western Australia. The state government's Wetland Atlas defines the body of water as a lake. The surrounding terrain is low dunes and undulating sand plains. The lake is fed by ground water of the Gnangara Mound which is contained by a thin layer of clay.[1]

Lake Gnangara in spring 2012

Previous uses have included diatomaceous earth mining, which may have contributed to changes in the lake's characteristics and ecology. The area is now the subject of a conservation plan and management strategies, and protected from potential disturbance by mining activities.[2]

The Lake reserve is an important part of the management of the mound.[3][4]

The lake surrounds were the site of a long term Nyoongar camp[5] as well as a Nyoongar community college.[6]


  1. ^ Morgan, K. H; Geological Survey of Western Australia (1964), Hydrogeology of the southern part of the Gnangara Lake area : South-West Division, Western Australia, Geological Survey of Western Australia, retrieved 10 March 2012
  2. ^ Western Australia. Environmental Protection Authority (1990), Mining diatomaceous earth at Lake Gnangara, Wanneroo, Magic Soil Pty Ltd : report and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority, The Authority, ISBN 978-0-7309-3474-5
  3. ^ Wanneroo (W.A. : Municipality). Council. (2002) Gnangara Lake Reserve management plan, 2002-2007 City of Wanneroo; [prepared by] ATA Environmental. Wanneroo, W.A.] : City of Wanneroo
  4. ^ Bourke, S. A; Western Australia. Dept. of Water (2009), East Wanneroo integrated groundwater-lake flow modelling : predictive scenario modelling to support the Gnangara sustainability strategy, Dept. of Water, ISBN 978-1-921675-13-3
  5. ^ Nyoongar Community Aboriginal Corporation records : Lake Gnangara Aboriginal Community, 1970-2008. Battye Library
  6. ^ Nyoongah Community Aboriginal Corporation (NCAC)and Nyoongah Community Incorporated (NCI)Includes Nyoongah Aboriginal Community College established in 1981 to teach Aboriginal children, situated at Lake Gnangara

See also[edit]