Council investigating cause of dead fish in Gold Coast lake

Council officers are investigating after hundreds of dead fish were found in a lake in Bundall this morning.

Locals woke to find mass amounts of floating fish at the Benowa flood channel.

A Gold Coast Council spokesperson has confirmed that officers are looking into the instance.


Water testing is underway and the Department of Environment and Science has been notified.

Initial inquiries show that the mass-killing may have naturally occurred.

“There is no evidence of sewer spills in the area and officers have undertaken water sampling and in-situ testing today which indicates that this event is likely to be a continuation of the recent lake turnover event, which is a natural phenomenon.

“We apologise for any inconvenience and thank residents for their patience while crews work to clean up the dead fish,” a Council statement reads.

Officers will continue to monitor the situation over coming days.