Lake Clarendon re-opens to permitted water-based activities
Date:
22/09/2016

Lake Clarendon has re-opened to all permitted water-based activities.

Paddlers are asked to exercise extreme caution when accessing Lake Clarendon due to reduced water levels – currently at 15% capacity.

Conditions in the lake may have changed during the closure. Please remain vigilant and be aware of submerged hazards.

Thank you for your patience during the recent temporary closure of the lake.

Lake Samsonvale - McGavin View maintenance works
Date:
19/09/2016

The McGavin View recreation area has been reopened for the school holiday period although a small section of the park remains cordoned off from public access.

Visitors are asked to please stay clear of this area until rectification work is complete.

The park will be closed again from Tuesday 4 October for a further 4 week period while the maintenance work continues.

Recreation site opening hours change from 1 September 2016
Date:
01/09/2016

From 1 September 2016, the opening hours of our lakes and parks will change to 5:30am until 6:30pm, as part of our year-long trial of extended opening hours.

The trial hours are:

  • September – April: 5.30 am – 6.30 pm
  • May – August: 6.30 am – 5.30 pm 

We will trial the new hours until 30 November 2016. During this trial, we encourage you to let us know what you think of the new hours by calling 1800 737 928 or emailing recreation@seqwater.com.au

Your feedback will help us make a decision as to whether the new hours will remain permanently, at the end of the trial.

For more information read our media release or download the fact sheet, and remember to play it safe when visiting our dams, lakes and parks this summer.

Pest baiting around Lake Samsonvale from 6 September 2016
Date:
30/08/2016

As a part of our work to manage wild dogs around North Pine Dam, Seqwater will be laying Sodium fluoroacetate (1080) baits around Lake Samsonvale from Tuesday 6 September 2016.

Visitors are urged to remain vigilant and to follow the directions of signage and staff on site.

The baits will be collected on Monday 12 September 2016.

This work is a part of a broader pest management program managed by Moreton Bay Regional Council

Work underway at Lake Wivenhoe recreation site
Date:
26/08/2016

Work is underway to revitalise a picturesque recreation area at Lake Wivenhoe.

We’re restoring Billies Bay and Hays Landing, with the project expected to be complete ahead of the 2016-17 summer.

The Seqwater project includes upgrades to the existing facilities so we can reopen the parkland to the public.

Construction got underway after the recent completion of a new timber bridge that provides access to the area.

Somerset Regional Council partnered with the Queensland Government to build the new bridge.

Billies Bay and Hays Landing will remain closed to the public until work is complete.

Changes to Wivenhoe and Somerset campgrounds
Date:
29/07/2016

From 5pm on Friday 29 July 2016, an interim operator will manage the Lumley Hill and Captain Logan campgrounds at Lake Wivenhoe and the Lake Somerset campgrounds while a tender process is conducted. 

All existing or pre-paid bookings at the campground will be honoured by the new operators. Camping fees will remain unchanged. New bookings will be accepted from Saturday 30 July 2016. 

Contact details are:

Wivenhoe: 0428 310 740 or email Wivenhoe.Camping@seqwater.com.au 
Somerset: 0428 180 450 or email Somerset.ParkCamping@seqwater.com.au

Lake Dyer is open to paddlecraft but closed to all other water-based recreation
Date:
22/07/2016

We have reopened Lake Dyer to paddlecraft activities only. Due to the reduced water levels, the swimming area cannot be used and the boat ramp will remain closed to trailerable vessels.

Paddlers are asked to please exercise extreme caution when accessing Lake Dyer due to the reduced water level. The dam level is less than 10%.

Paddlers should remain vigilant at all times as conditions in the lake may have changed during the closure and previously submerged hazards may become visible.

Thank you for your patience during the recent temporary closure of the lake.

Remain vigilant and be aware of changing lake conditions
Date:
06/06/2016

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 Atkinson is temporarily closed to all water-based recreation
Date:
25/05/2016

Lake Atkinson is temporarily closed to all water-based recreation due to high levels of bacteria detected during routine testing.

The closure is a precautionary measure in the interest of public safety. Exposure to bacteria could result in gastroenteritis-like symptoms.

We are performing regular water quality testing, and will re-open Lake Atkinson as soon as possible.

We thank you for your patience during the closure and ask visitors to observe signage and follow the directions of staff on-site.

Northern boat ramp at Lake Baroon closed
Date:
22/01/2016

The boat ramp at the Northern Recreation Area at Lake Baroon is to closed to boats and trailers until further notice.

For your safety, please use the boat ramp at the Southern Recreation Area.

We are working on fixing the problem and the ramp will be opened as soon as it is appropriate to do so.

People with paddle craft are still permitted to use the ramp.  

Snakes live in natural areas – be alert!
Date:
01/11/2015

With the warmer months upon us, snakes are now out and about. It is important for visitors to Seqwater recreation areas to be vigilant of nature's hazards – remember that you are in their home!

You should be observant and aware that venomous snake species can be encountered. It is a good idea to learn what to do in the case of a snake bite and how to effectively apply first-aid.