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Be DAM smart and safe this Easter

by SEQ Water on 26 Mar 2013
Hinze Dam Qld .. ©
Holiday-makers and day-trippers are being urged to be ‘DAM smart’ on and around south east Queensland dams this Easter.

Water Supply Minister Mark McArdle said Seqwater would work with the Queensland Police Service to conduct patrols around the region’s major dams to enforce safe and responsible behaviour on and off the water.

'Easter is traditionally one of the biggest camping weekends of the year and more than 100,000 people are expected to visit and vacation at recreation areas across Seqwater dams over the Easter holiday break,' Mr McArdle said.

'Seqwater’s recreation areas provide access to a range of water-based and on-shore activities including boating, camping and fishing, as well as facilities such as picnic areas, barbecues, toilets, walking trails and playgrounds.'

Mr McArdle said Seqwater’s 'DAM smart’’ safety campaign was designed to teach people to ‘rethink’ their behaviour both on and around dams, to create a safe holiday environment for everyone.

'The majority of visitors are very well behaved and make the most of the facilities, however even small amounts of dangerous and inappropriate behaviour can affect everyone,' he said.

'We are urging people to be ‘DAM smart’—staying under the speed limit on and off the water, boaties and jet skiers keeping their distance from swimmers, and supervising children at all times.'

Ipswich District Queensland Police Inspector Kevin Keillor said police would target anti-social behaviour across all the recreational areas, including drink driving on land and water.

'This is not about stopping people enjoying themselves and having fun, it is about ensuring people act responsibly and consider the safety and comfort of others,' Inspector Keillor said.

Background:

As part of the campaign, Seqwater Rangers and Queensland Police will be monitoring:

· Excessive alcohol consumption

· Boaties & jet skiers keeping their distance from swimmers and paddlers – 30 metres for boats and 60 metres for jet skis

· People speeding in designated six-knot zones

· People swimming in non-designated areas

· Boat registrations.

Seqwater would like to remind visitors:

· Individual permits are required for boating at Somerset and Wivenhoe

· Fishing permits are required for most dams where fishing is permitted (Further information on individual sites can be found on www.seqwater.com.au)

· Camping is only permitted in designated camp sites. Rangers will be on the lookout for illegal campers on private property

· While some public cooking facilities are available, visitors are advised to bring their own gas bottles and cooking equipment. The lighting of open fires is prohibited

· Be courteous to other people whether it be on boat ramps, campsites and on the road

· Don’t litter

· Supervise children at all times.

Many Seqwater dams allow a range of recreational activities including camping, fishing and swimming.

Boat permits for Somerset and Wivenhoe can be purchased at a cost of $15 per week, $100 (annual) or renewal for $75 at the following places:

· Wivenhoe Information Centre

· Fernvale Futures Information Centre, Fernvale

· Lake Somerset Holiday Park, Somerset

· Grand Hotel, Esk

· The Spit at Somerset Dam

Boat permits are not required for Atkinson, Maroon, Borumba or Moogerah Dams where fuel-powered boats and skiing are also permitted.

More at www.seqwater.com.au
Henri Lloyd 50 YearsBailey InsuranceHella Marine - July 2016

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