Thursday, 1 October 2020
Maroon, Moogerah, Wyaralong to re-open

The government will reopen all Seqwater and Sunwater dams and recreation areas for day use from Saturday, May 2. 

This follows a relaxation in guidelines from the Chief Health Officer.

Minister for Natural Resources Dr Anthony Lynham said they will be opened for fishing, boating, picnics and other activities, however barbecue facilities will remain closed.

“Queenslanders have been doing the right thing since the coronavirus lockdown measures were introduced, and it has shown through in how we have flattened the curve,” he said.

“However, we must continue to observe the Chief Health Officer’s guidelines for social distancing.”

The Seqwwater dams include Maroon, Moogerah and Wyaralong dams.

All campgrounds will also remain closed until further notice.

While swimming at Sunwater facilities will reopen, Seqwater is conducting testing and risk assessments and will not open them yet.

“It is important to note that anyone visiting these sites will be subject to meeting current social distancing guidelines and the requirement to stay within 50 kilometres of their home,” Dr Lynham said.

“And as always, remember to take all the necessary safety precautions before getting in the water such as reading signs and being aware of your surroundings.”