THE Easter school holidays are upon us and there is more reason than ever to visit Seqwater’s lakes.
Now is the perfect time to make the most of Seqwater’s extended opening hours, which are currently being trialled at the region’s dams, lakes and parks. Seqwater CEO Peter Dennis said the next couple of weeks would be busy as families made the most of the warm start to autumn by visiting southeast Queensland lakes. “Our extended opening hours will provide visitors with extra activity time throughout the school holidays,” Mr Dennis said. “During our recreation review you told us the opening hours should more closely correspond to daylight hours and we were more than happy to deliver on this suggestion through a 12-month trial. We are currently trialling extended hours between September and April, and will slightly reduce opening hours between May and August. The new hours apply to all Seqwater lakes and parks where recreation is permitted, in line with the current activities at each lake.”
Mr Dennis encouraged the community to provide feedback regarding the new hours. “We are certainly keen to hear your thoughts,” he said. “At the end of the year we’ll decide whether to make the trial hours permanent based on the feedback received during the trial.”
The opening hours for the trial period are:
• September – April: 5.30am – 6.30pm; and
• May – August: 6.30am – 5.30pm.
Mr Dennis also reminded visitors of the importance of playing it safe. “Visitor safety is a priority, especially during popular periods such as the Easter holidays,” he said. “We want you to be mindful of your safety. Don’t forget to snap a #safey – a selfie with a focus on safety – for your chance to win a GoPro or BCF gift card.”
The #safey competition closes at midnight on April 10. Terms and conditions are online at www.safey.com.au
Community members can email feedback regarding the recreation opening hours trial to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1800 737 928.