The Goondiwindi Regional Council has today temporarily closed the waterway of the Goondiwindi Natural Heritage & Water Park to all motorised vessels due to low water levels.
The decision has been made in conjunction with Maritime Safety Queensland.
Mayor Scheu says water levels at the Water Park are becoming low and we Council has concerns about motorised vessels using the Water Park for skiing while the levels are falling.
“Although the regional area has recently enjoyed some much-needed rain, it has not fallen in our catchment area to trigger a high flow event in the Macintyre River. In the event of a high flow, Council will be able to pump water into the Water Park to replenish the water levels”.
“Until then, this decision was made in accordance with Council’s Goondiwindi Natural Heritage & Water Park Operational Management Plan to ensure the safety of people using the waterway”.
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 and wildlife watching.