Plans for school holiday activities were thrown into disarray with the announcement that the Goondiwindi Natural Heritage and Water Park was closing but the Council is reassuring residents that there are still plenty of places to cool off!
The Goondiwindi water park was closed to all motorised vessels dues to low water levels early last week, but enthusiasts can venture further down the river for more great spots.
Mayor Scheu said, “There are a number of alternative water skiing facilities in neighbouring areas that water skiers can take advantage of while the temporary closure of the Goondiwindi Natural Heritage & Water Park is in place”.
Obviously, council encourages users to utilise the facilities at Coolmunda Dam near Inglewood which is part of our council region.
Coolmunda received some relief recently with a top up to approximately 44%.
In the past couple of years, council has invested significant funds into the onsite camping area at Coolmunda which has proved quite popular.
Other nearby options also include Pindari Dam near Ashford and Storm King Dam which is now at 100% following the recent rains in the Stanthorpe area.
“Just like the Water Park, some dams are closed to boating when water levels drop or algae rises. Please check with dam authorities for more up to date information.
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 & wildlife watching.
“Council recognises the economic benefits that these facilities bring into the community and we encourage residents to support its local community”.