A FLOOD-INDUCED siege has been laid on Hadspen South Esk Lions Park and club members are fighting to see it relieved.
The area of the park, situated on the banks of the South Esk River, is being slowly but surely diminished by environmental impact.
Lions charter member Peter Flemming said the club had sought to battle flood erosion for the past 26 years and was still trying to find a solution.
``We're losing our park,'' Mr Flemming said, indicating its collapsing banks.
``We've been working very closely with Natasha Szczyglowska from the (Meander Valley) council, who has been great, but a lot of the funding that's available can't be applied for by the council - it has to come from community groups.''
He said the club was recently unsuccessful in obtaining a $50,000 federal government grant to work on the damage, but would continue its push for support.
Meander Valley Mayor Craig Perkins said a council draft erosion plan was being formed to combat similar riverside issues in areas such as Deloraine and Blackstone Heights.
``The report should be finalised and come to council in the next month to six weeks for endorsement,'' Cr Perkins said.
``It will include strategies on how to manage and minimise risk of erosions and the sorts of resources that we as a council need to put into it.''
He said the council would also spend $45,000 to construct new ``pretty schmick'' semi-permanent toilets at the park, a replacement for those destroyed by floods in 2010.
``Basically, they are portable, or removable ones, so when the next big flood comes down - and it looks like trouble - we can go down and remove them from the at-risk area,'' Cr Perkins said.