NEW recreational opportunities are being considered at Hinze Dam on the Gold Coast and the community is being invited to have its say.
Water Supply Minister Mark McArdle said it was part of the most extensive review of recreation of South East Queensland dams and catchments ever undertaken.
“The Government’s strong plan for a brighter future involves improved opportunities at south east Queensland’s lakes, which will help grow tourism as promised at the election,” Mr McArdle said.
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“Labor failed to make full use of the beautiful spaces and has no plan to expand recreational and leisure opportunities for Queenslanders or to grow tourism.”
The discussion paper on Hinze Dam covers the various activities currently available and provides an avenue for the community to formally submit any opportunities they see for recreation at the lake.
“We want to find out what the local community and visitors to the lake think about current recreation arrangements and future opportunities,” he said.
“The community will be able to get involved by attending public information sessions and workshops, as well as accessing information on Seqwater’s website and participating in an online survey.
“The response to the release of discussion papers in other areas has been very positive and the community has demonstrated how much they truly value the region’s natural recreation spaces.”
The information sessions for Hinze Dam will be held at the Gold Coast Farmers Market, Lavelle Street, Nerang 8am-9.30am and at the Hinze Dam Visitor Centre 10am-11.30am, Sunday 1 June.
Following on from the information session, a community workshop will be held. All interested people are encouraged to attend the discussion workshop in the local area. Workshop dates will be announced soon.
Information for the recreation review of Hinze Dam, including the online survey, is available at http://www.yourseqwater.com.au/seqwater-recreation-review.