Reduced speed limits have been established in shallow inlet areas across Lake Moogerah and Lake Maroon following a review by Queensland Boating and Fisheries.
The changes have now been gazetted by Maritime Safety Queensland and are supported by Seqwater.
Seqwater communication manager Mike Foster said the reduced speed limit in the shallow inlet areas of both lakes would improve public safety.
“The changes will only impact on small areas of the lakes where high usage, narrow inlet areas and submerged obstacles such as stumps and rocks pose a risk to lake users particularly when travelling at high speed,’’ he said.
“The changes also recognise the high level of use of these areas for kayaking and fishing. Importantly, the majority of the lakes will continue to remain open and available for water-skiing and jet skis.’’
At Lake Moogerah, a six-knot restriction will be placed the northern section of the lake in Moogerah Gorge, at the mouth of Sandy Creek.
Six-knot speed limit zones will be introduced at two locations at Lake Maroon: one in the northern section of the lake in the basin adjacent to Slater Park and the Maroon Outdoor Education Centre, and the other in the southern sections of the lake at the mouth of Burnett Creek.
Signage is currently being installed by Seqwater to advise lake users of the new restrictions.
For more information, visit Seqwater.com.au/recreation or download the new Seqwater App for all recreation updates.
Reduced speed limits have been established in shallow inlet areas across Lake Moogerah (pictured) and Lake Maroon