Partial closures now in place at Lake Moondarra

30 Mar Partial closures now in place at Lake Moondarra

Mount Isa Water Board advises the community that, in response to National Cabinet decisions, there are partial closures in place at Lake Moondarra ‘Outback Park’, however Transport Bay picnic area and the dam lookout remain open to the public for day-use activities.

MIWB last week advised the community that while access to the Lake remained open, the situation would continue to be monitored to ensure COVID-19 measures were being respected. The banning of public gatherings of more than two people has been announced and MIWB will continue to monitor compliance.

Transport Bay Open

In response to the National Cabinet announcement closing children’s playgrounds, MIWB has closed Warrina Park, colloquially known as Peacock Park.

“MIWB understands the significance of the outdoor space at the Lake to the Mount Isa community” MIWB Chief Executive Stephen Farrelly said “however, the safety of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic is paramount and the National Cabinet’s decision is clear, all children’s playgrounds are now closed”.

“While closures can be lawfully enforceable, we would much prefer to appeal to the community in these matters” Mr Farrelly said “thanks in advance for your cooperation”.

Mount Isa Water Board is the Trustee for the 11,000 hectare R48 Reserve for Water and Recreation purposes, the land surrounding Lake Moondarra.

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