Facilities at Borumba Dam, including the boat ramp and car park, have been upgraded to cope with increased visitor numbers.
Facilities at Borumba Dam, including the boat ramp and car park, have been upgraded to cope with increased visitor numbers. Contributed

Dam facilities get facelift

IMPROVEMENTS to facilities to meet increased demand from boat users at Borumba Dam were finished this week.

The dam is a popular spot for recreational water sport activities, as well as camping, fishing, barbecuing, kayaking and bush walking.

More than 120,000 people visit the dam each year, making the most of the recreational and water facilities.

A new wider boat ramp has been designed to allow safer boat trailer access with dedicated rigging and de-rigging areas adjacent to the ramp and entrance to the ramp being added.

General day-use parking is still available for the public.

The car park bitumen was resealed in June this year and the picnic shelters and tables were refurbished, including a fresh coat of paint and extensive cleaning.

Car park line marking has recently been completed, along with the installation of safety bollards and an upgrade of the boat ramp entrance.

Borumba Dam is located just south of Gympie and is currently sitting at one hundred per cent capacity, an ideal time for water sport activities.

The dam was originally constructed in 1963, undergoing an expansion in 1997 and can hold more than 46,000 megalitres of water.

The recreation site is generally open from 6am to 6pm but those wishing to visit the dam are encouraged to check the Seqwater website  www.seqwater.com.au to view the public notices or recreational information before visiting.

Gympie Times


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