In the coming months, we will be working with local recreation clubs and neighbours to carefully plan future recreation changes to Lake Samsonvale (North Pine Dam) and Lake Kurwongbah (Sideling Creek Dam).
In the meantime, recreation arrangements will remain the same. Check our activity guides to find out what is currently permitted at the lake.
The future recreation changes will involve permitting:
- paddle craft on Lake Samsonvale
- public paddling, club rowing and club skiing on Lake Kurwongbah, seven days a week.
In June 2015, we made changes to the shared recreation arrangement at Lake Kurwongbah, while we conducted the landmark water quality assessment at the neighbouring Lake Samsonvale. The Australian-first study found Lake Samsonvale is able to cope with the introduction of public paddle craft, in addition to the Lake Samsonvale Water Sports Association and Pine Rivers Fish Management Association’s continued use of the lake, without impacting drinking water quality. The study has increased Seqwater’s knowledge about the effect of recreation on water quality, which has allowed us to revise the current shared recreation arrangement on Lake Kurwongbah.
We appreciate your patience while we implement the changes.