Winter opening hours commenced Monday 1 May 2017
Date:
28/04/2017

A reminder to all visitors to our dams, lakes and parks that winter opening hours commenced Monday 1 May 2017.

Recreation areas are open at 6:00am and close at 5:30pm until the end of August.

The hours apply to all Seqwater lakes and parks (public access areas), including on-water access, in line with current permitted activities at each lake. As always, night-time access is prohibited due to operational and safety requirements.

Make sure you plan ahead and allow enough time for return trips on our lakes and trails.

Lake Samsonvale – Maintenance work Postman’s Track trails
Date:
26/04/2017

Fire trail maintenance works being undertaken Thursday 4 to Friday 12 May requires heavy machinery to operate in the area north east of the recreation trails.
Although these works are not within the recreation trail network trail users will be aware of some noise generated by the machinery.
Signage will be in place, excluding access to certain tracks and all horse riders and other trail users are requested to observe the direction of staff and signage at the site.

Lake Borumba - Boat ramp reopened due to increased water levels
Date:
11/04/2017

The boat ramp at Lake Borumba (Borumba Dam) has been re-opened due to the increased water level following recent heavy rainfall.

The temporary ramp, which is only accessible using 4WD vehicles, will also remain open to visitors while we continue to monitor the water levels over the coming weeks.

In August 2016, the first stage of an upgrade to the boat ramp was completed, however due to the dropping water level it had to be closed and a temporary ramp was installed to maintain on-water access to the lake.
Stage two of the upgrade is still on track for delivery in 2017.

Upgrading the existing boat ramp was the safest and most cost efficient solution to improving accessibility to the lake. It has been designed to meet Australian safety standards, however when water levels are low we must close the ramp for people’s safety.
For more information, email recreation@seqwater.com.au

Lake Wyaralong - Temporary trail closures
Date:
11/04/2017

As a result of recent extreme weather conditions at Lake Wyaralong, the following trail closures are in place:
- Shoreline Trail
- Bills Link
- Black Rock

These trails sustained significant damage and maintenance work is scheduled to reinstate the trails as soon as practical.
All other trails remain accessible but all trails users are advised to exercise caution as trail conditions may have changed.

Lake Baroon - Swimming area and boat ramp closures
Date:
11/04/2017

The swimming area at the Southern recreation area is temporarily closed in the interest of public safety. The swimming area will be reinstated in the coming months in line with the requirements of a recent review conducted by Surf Life Saving Qld.

This review also resulted in the permanent closure of the swimming area at the Northern recreation area at Lake Baroon.

The boat ramp at the Northern recreation area remains temporarily closed due to low water levels.

Lake Atkinson, Lake Dyer and Lake Clarendon temporarily closed
Date:
03/04/2017

Lakes Atkinson, Dyer and Clarendon remain closed to all water based activities due to low water levels and water quality issues.

Please follow signage and directions of staff on-site.

We will open the lake as soon as it is safe to do so.

 

 

Remain vigilant and be aware of changing lake conditions
Date:
01/04/2017

Your safety is important - please remain vigilant and play it safe when visiting any of our dams, lakes and parks.

Rainfall can change the conditions of our lakes and recreation areas, so we urge all users to remain vigilant and be aware of hazards when recreating at our lakes.

It's not just excessive rain that can cause conditions at our lakes to change. Periods of low rain or drought, or increased usage at our irrigation dams often result in a lower water level at some of our lakes, such as Lake Atkinson.

If you are the skipper of a vessel or boat, it is your responsibility to ensure that the conditions are suitable for your particular activity. Submerged hazards including debris and natural hazards may be present, so lake users are reminded to remain vigilant at all times. You can keep yourself and your passengers safe by:

checking the area you intend to use to determine whether it is safe for your activity

  • keeping a proper lookout when using towing apparatus
  • maintaining a safe speed suitable for the conditions
  • wearing your life jacket
  • keeping a good lookout when using towing apparatus.
Lake Wyaralong - Camping no longer permitted at Meebun
Date:
13/01/2017

From 31 January 2017, camping is no longer permitted at the Meebun day use area.

The eight tent-only site has been subject to a number of operational and safety issues, which have created hygiene risks for visitors. The closure is a first step towards Seqwater’s master plan for recreation at Wyaralong and will help Seqwater deliver on a safe, clean and family friendly recreation space for the community.

The Ngumbi camp site continues to operate and is accessible by trails (no vehicular access). The Lilybrook camp site is also still operational, available for events by booking with recreation@seqwater.com.au
Visitors can find alternative camp sites in the area at www.visitscenicrim.com.au or the via the interactive recreation map at www.seqwater.com.au
For more information, please contact Seqwater on 1800 771 497 or email communications@seqwater.com.au

Future recreation changes at Lake Samsonvale and Lake Kurwongbah
Date:
11/01/2017

In the coming months, we will be working with local recreation clubs and neighbours to carefully plan future recreation changes to Lake Samsonvale (North Pine Dam) and Lake Kurwongbah (Sideling Creek Dam).

In the meantime, recreation arrangements will remain the same. Check our activity guides to find out what is currently permitted at the lake.

The future recreation changes will involve:

  • public paddle craft at Lake Samsonvale
  • public rowing, paddling and club skiing on Lake Kurwongbah, seven days a week.

In June 2015, we made changes to the shared recreation arrangement at Lake Kurwongbah, while we conducted the landmark water quality assessment at the neighbouring Lake Samsonvale. The Australian-first study found Lake Samsonvale is able to cope with the introduction of public paddle craft, in addition to the Lake Samsonvale Water Sports Association and Pine Rivers Fish Management Association’s continued use of the lake, without impacting drinking water quality. The study has increased Seqwater’s knowledge about the effect of recreation on water quality, which has allowed us to revise the current shared recreation arrangement on Lake Kurwongbah.

We appreciate your patience while we implement the changes.