Lake Dyer swimming spot to open before end of year

SWIMMING will be on the agenda this summer at Lake Dyer after Seqwater revealed plans to open a designated swimming area at the popular lake near Laidley.   Seqwater project manager Michael Jerome told last week's Lockyer Valley Regional Council meeting that, after public consultation in 2013 and 2014, they have agreed to open a swimming area would open separate from the existing jet ski area at the lake.   "One of the things the public really wanted to see was a designated swimming area and, in early 2014, we identified a suitable spot," Mr Jerome said.   While thet spot has yet to be formally confirmed, a map shown to council reveals it to be a sectioned-off cove in front of the picnic area.   Mr Jerome said part of the process was to identify if there would be any underwater hazards in the area.   "We had a dive team of three go out and clear the site," he said.   "It turns out there are no hazards there so people can jump in without risk of disabling themselves."   Mr Jerome said the proposed site was a safe distance from the boat ramp.   "It is quite a large area so it will facilitate a lot of swimmers," he said.   Lockyer Valley Mayor Steve Jones said the area would be out of the way of boats and jetskis.   "At this stage I would hope the new roped-off area would be ready for use by Christmas," Cr Jones said.   Seqwater also told council it intended to build a bird-watching platform at Lake Clarendon and permit paddle craft on the lake.

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