For the safety of the public, all on-water recreation, access to the designated swimming area, general access to the multi-use trails from Maddock Park, and the recreational use of Maddock Park will be closed for the duration of the embankment work. Access to the multi-use trails from alternate locations will be maintained as Seqwater has recently modified the access points inclusive of a new horse float unloading area to ensure they can remain open during the upgrade. The project has also recently invested in rejuvenating the wetlands picnic area on Steve Irwin Way. You can stay up-to-date with the progress of the Ewen Maddock Dam Safety Upgrade by subscribing to our e-updates below.
Recreation during the upgrade
Currently, the water level within the lake is at about 90 per cent of the Full Supply Level. During the upgrade we will need to lower the water level of the lake to about 60 per cent of the Full Supply Level. Lowering water levels is an industry accepted practice to manage dam safety and bank stability during upgrades. The lake will return to the current Full Supply Level following project completion of the Stage 2A works and adequate rainfall.