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11 October 2018

GOONDIWINDI NATURAL HERITAGE & WATER PARK TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO MOTORISED VESSELS DUE TO LOW WATER LEVELS

In conjunction with Maritime Safety Queensland, Goondiwindi Regional Council has today temporarily closed the waterway of the Goondiwindi Natural Heritage & Water Park to all motorised vessels due to low water levels.

Waterpark boat ramp closed

Mayor Scheu said, “Water levels at the Water Park were becoming low and we had concerns about motorised vessels using the Water Park for skiing when the water is that low”. 

“Although the regional area has recently enjoyed some much needed rain, it has not fallen in our catchment area to trigger a high flow event in the Macintyre River. In the event of a high flow, Council will be able to pump water into the Water Park to replenish the water levels”. 

“Until then, this decision was made in accordance with Council’s Goondiwindi Natural Heritage & Water Park Operational Management Plan to ensure the safety of people using the waterway”. 

The grounds of the Water Park will remain open. Residents and visitors to our region are encouraged to enjoy the other activities that the Goondiwindi Natural Heritage & Water Park has to offer including a beached swimming area, canoeing, playgrounds, BBQ facilities, bird and wildlife watching.

For more information, please contact:

Councillor Graeme Scheu
Mayor
Goondiwindi Regional Council
Mobile: 0427 718 877
Email: gscheu@grc.qld.gov.au

Published: October 11th 2018