Borumba Dam QLD Campground Closure 17/10/17

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Borumba Dam QLD Campground Closure 17/10/17

Postby rayke1938 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:08 pm

Mate has just left Borumba yesterday and have advised the following

The campground at Borumba Dam is closing on 17/10/17 till further notice. The nearest park to the dam will now be Deer Park.

Seq water put up the lease and Col Hardy ( Who also owns Deer Park and was the previous lessee ) was awarded the tender but has walked away from the new lease because of new conditions in the lease.

The water treatment plant for the park broke down last year and SEQ Water have been trucking in water from Gympie since then but have said that the new lessee would be liable for this cost in future or would have to install rain water tanks and a collection system to supply them. The cost of carting water is $50,000 per year.

SEQ water were only notified that the lessee is walking 2 days ago so they are considering their options.

They do have plans to demolish and replace the 2 existing amenities blocks if the grounds are to reopen.

SEQ Water are contacting the Gympie Lions group about what can be done so the Mary Valley Lions fishing Classic can still go ahead on the 4th and 5th of November.

Work is well underway with the extension of the boat ramp with the temporary ramp quite usable for normal cars.

The dam has been fishing well for bass and yellas on both bait and lures but redclaw non existent.

Cheers

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Re: Borumba Dam QLD Campground Closure 17/10/17

Postby rocketV » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:59 pm

thanks Ray :cool:
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Re: Borumba Dam QLD Campground Closure 17/10/17

Postby arpie » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:28 pm

Bummer!! Thanks for letting us know!

It Sounds like SEQ have stuffed up somewhere ...... surely they would have known there was a problem with the water treatment plant before the tender went out & they should have done something about it BEFORE it went belly up .......

Likewise, the bloke taking over the lease should also have known about the need for a plant etc, BEFORE he put in his tender ..... and if SEQ hadn't advised him til AFTER he was awarded the tender ..... should be able to get out of the contract without penalty!

I hope the other dams are being monitored (water plant wise especially) a bit more closely!!

I hope they get it sorted sooner than later!

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