People will be able to enjoy more recreational opportunities in and around the Scenic Rim’s lakes with the state government today releasing plans for upgraded facilities, better access, new opportunities and improved safety.

The planned improvements at lakes Maroon, Moogerah and Wyaralong would open up even more tourism opportunities in the Scenic Rim.

The new recreation guides for the Scenic Rim lakes were developed in collaboration with the local community as part of Seqwater’s recreation review which has been the most extensive ever undertaken in South East Queensland.  The recreation guides are available on the Recreation Review site.

Based on feedback received during consultation with the community and special interest groups, key recreation changes will include:

  • Upgrading picnic facilities at all three lakes, including the installation of picnic shelters at Lake Wyaralong
  • Upgrading Lilybrook recreation area at Wyaralong to provide more camping facilities
  • Investigating new launch points for both Lake Maroon and Lake Moogerah
  • Introducing six-knot speed zones in the southern arms of Lake Moogerah to ensure that all visitors can safely enjoy the lake.

Seqwater is working with the local rowing club and Rowing Queensland to develop a world class rowing venue at Lake Wyaralong. If established, Lake Wyaralong would become the main rowing centre for South East Queensland and feature a buoyed course for training and events..

Rowing Queensland chief executive Ross Symonds said RQI was working closely with the newly formed Wyaralong Rowing Club to establish a permanent base at Lake Wyaralong.

Wyaralong Rowing Club president Graham Porter said the dam was a superb location for water sports and it was pleasing that recreational use of the dam gives particular emphasis to rowing.

Seqwater will also work with local horse riding and mountain biking clubs to continue to improve trail facilities at Wyaralong and a new car park will make access to the mountain bike trails easier.