New Wivenhoe outdoor playground
New SEQ outdoor playground to open in time for summer holidays
Posted on 22.11.2016
A major new recreation area at Wivenhoe Dam, previously off limits to the general public, is set to become South East Queensland’s latest outdoor playground.
Billies Bay and Hays Landing are located on the eastern side of Lake Wivenhoe and have been transformed into a new recreation destination catering for BBQs, picnics, swimming, fishing, paddling and sailing.
Minister for Water Supply Mark Bailey today joined 600 South East Queensland students for a sneak preview of the new location as part of Seqwater’s annual Play it safe day.
“Access to the site, which is effectively on an island located in the middle of Wivenhoe Dam, has been upgraded with a new bridge and resurfaced road and Billies Bay and Hays Landing will collectively boast a double lane boat ramp as well as swimming and picnic facilities,” Mr Bailey said.
“The new site is on schedule to be opened to the general public from Saturday 10 December to coincide with the first weekend of the summer school holidays.
“Wivenhoe Dam is already one of the region’s most popular recreation destinations and I’m sure Billies Bay and Hays landing will become the “jewel of the crown” providing public access to areas of the lake normally off limits.”
Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports and Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply
The Honourable Mark Bailey
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