Lake Wyaralong - western reaches re-opened
Date:
27/07/2016

The western reaches of Lake Wyaralong have been re-opened to all water-based recreation.

Please play it safe and observe the directions of staff and signage on-site.

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.

The Westvale Road boat ramp at Lake Somerset closed Friday 29 July 2016
Date:
21/07/2016

The Westvale Road boat ramp at Lake Somerset will be temporarily closed for Friday 29 July 2016 due to a planned burn.

Seqwater will be conducting a fuel reduction burn at Westvale Road boat ramp, subject to weather conditions and other unforeseen delays.

Smoke may evident in the area for up to three days after the burn period.

If you are visiting Lake Somerset, please remain vigilant and follow the directions of signage and staff on-site.

Seqwater is conducting the prescribed burn in consultation with Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.

Ewen Maddock Dam re-opens to all water-based activities
Date:
18/07/2016

Latest observations and water quality test results indicate that it is safe to re-open Ewen Maddock Dam to all water-based activities including swimming.

All visitors are reminded to remain vigilant and be aware of submerged hazards and debris when recreating at sites. The condition of the lake may have changed since your last visit.

Please play it safe and observe the directions of staff and signage on-site

 

Lake Samsonvale – Part of McGavin View closed for maintenance works.
Date:
11/07/2016

The eastern end of McGavin View recreation area at Lake Samsonvale is temporarily closed while maintenance and construction works are undertaken at the site. The western end of the park remains open for public use.

Visitors are not permitted to access the site during work, which should be completed by the end of August 2016.

We thank you for your patience during the closure. You can locate alternate recreation areas via our interactive map at www.seqwater.com.au.

We’ll re-open the park as soon as possible.

Lake MacDonald - temporary closure for maintenance
Date:
11/07/2016

Maintenance works will be undertaken at Mary River Cod Park from Wednesday 20 to to Monday 25 July.

The park will be closed to public access while work is underway. Please use the Lake Macdonald Park Boat Ramp during this period.  

We thank you for your patience during the closures. You can locate alternate recreation areas via our interactive map at www.seqwater.com.au.

Neranwood Horse Trails, Hinze Dam reopened
Date:
08/07/2016

Work on the Neranwood Trails has been completed and the trails are open for public use.

Please play it safe and exercise additional care when using the trails as conditions may have changed from previous visits.

Lake Borumba boat ramp closed from Monday 11 July 2016
Date:
01/07/2016

The Lake Borumba boat ramp will be temporarily closed from Monday 11 July 2016 while we start improvement work to the access area.

Construction will take about six weeks to complete, subject to weather conditions and other unexpected delays.

We understand the impact this temporary closure will have on recreation visitors and local businesses and we will work to re-open the boat ramp as soon as possible after the upgrade is complete.

Please play it safe if visiting the area, and follow the direction of signage and staff on site.

For more about information, visit www.seqwater.com.au/works email communications@seqwater.com.au or read the latest Recreation e-update.

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.

Changes to Wivenhoe Information Centre opening hours
Date:
29/04/2016

The opening hours of the Wivenhoe Information Centre have changed. The new hours are:

  • Monday to Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday to Friday: 8.30am to 5.00 pm (unless education experiences are being conducted)
  • Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
  • Closed: Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day

The centre will continue to operate as a base for our school and community education program from Wednesday to Sunday inclusive each week. It's important to note the centre may be closed at times during the day when education staff are in the field leading educational experiences.

Alternative toilet facilities are located at Cormorant Bay (approx. 5 min drive on the Brisbane Valley Highway south-east, towards Ipswich) and Logan's Inlet (approx. 5 minutes drive on the Brisbane Valley Highway north-west, towards Esk).

You can still access information about recreation facilities and alternative location to purchase boating permits for Wivenhoe and Somerset dams at any time by visiting www.seqwater.com.au/recreation.

 

Recreation site opening hours change from 1 May 2016
Date:
27/04/2016

From 1 May 2016, the opening hours at our recreation lakes and parks will change to 6.30 am - 5.30 pm until the end of August 2016.

This is part of the 12 month trial of extended recreation hours which started from Tuesday 1 December 2015. The new hours are:

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

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.

Lake Clarendon closed to all water based recreation
Date:
22/01/2016

Lake Clarendon is temporarily closed to all water-based recreation due to poor water quality.

Seqwater is performing regular water quality testing and will re-open Lake Clarendon to water-based activities as soon as possible.

Seqwater apologises to visitors for any inconvenience caused by the lake’s closure.

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.