MIWB thanks the community for their input regarding the R48 Reserve by-laws

01 Mar MIWB thanks the community for their input regarding the R48 Reserve by-laws

Mount Isa Water Board thanks the community for the interest shown in the future management of recreation on the R48 Reserve, the area which includes the land around Lake Moondarra.

“We especially thank those who took the time to write to us during the consultation period with their input for the Board’s consideration” Mount Isa Water Board (MIWB) Chief Executive Stephen Farrelly said.

The consultation period, which ran from 20 January through to 22 February, is now closed and the Board will soon consider whether to ask the Government to proceed with the gazettal of the Trust Land Protection and Use Model By-Law 2009 and the Trust Land Consumption of Liquor Model By-law 2009 for the R48 Reserve.

MIWB will also be developing a strategy for the future management of camping.

“It is clear from the community feedback the there is significant support for camping on the reserve. Many in the community also expressed concern regarding the risk of damage to the environment if camping is allowed unfettered.” Mr Farrelly said, “MIWB also shares this concern, the safety of our water supply is always our top priority.

“Any strategy developed in relation to camping on the reserve will need to be viewed with these broader environmental considerations in mind. As trustees for the Reserve MIWB must ensure the safety and quality of this important water source and its surrounding environment was not compromised.”

More information about the proposed by-laws and the adoption process can still be found on MIWB’s website at http://www.mountisawater.qld.gov.au/r48-reserve/by-laws.

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For further information, contact Stephen Farrelly: 07 4740 1000 or [email protected]