Recreation changes at Lake Samsonvale and Lake Kurwongbah
Lake Samsonvale is set to be opened to the public for on water recreation for the first time following a landmark water quality assessment. The Australian-first study has found that the lake is able to cope with the introduction of public paddle craft without impacting water quality in one of South East Queensland’s major drinking water storages.
Last night, more than 90 community members attended a presentation by Seqwater and the independent assessment team to learn more about the study and the proposed recreation changes. The study also reaffirmed the current recreation access by the Pine Rivers Fish Management Association and the Lake Samsonvale Water Sports Association, is able to continue without impacting on drinking water quality.
More recreation on Lake Samsonvale was one of the key outcomes of Seqwater’s Recreation Review.
In addition, the water quality assessment has also allowed Seqwater to revise current recreation on Lake Kurwongbah to allow the public paddling access on the lake seven days a week in a joint sharing arrangement with ongoing rowing and skiing activities. We will be working with the local recreation clubs, environmental groups and neighbours over the coming months to carefully plan these changes on both lakes.