Community reminded of exclusion zone

Published on 21 November 2018

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Visitors to the Wimmera River are being reminded of this weekend’s exclusion zone to allow for the Kannamaroo Festival’s water skiing activities.

Water skiing is taking place on Saturdays and Sundays between 11am and 5pm on the area between Apex Island and the ANZAC Centenary Bridge, meaning the area cannot be accessed by other users for safety reasons.

Council’s Director Technical Services, John Martin, said Council was encouraging those wishing to swim or to use boats or canoes to use other parts of the river.

“It’s great to see so much activity happening on the river and to see our community making the most of this great natural asset,” Mr Martin said.

“Safety is the number one priority and the exclusion zone must be respected as speed boats can pose safety risks when combined with other river users.

“We need those who aren’t water skiing to take advantage of a different part of the river, for example, the weir pool between the weir and the new pedestrian bridge.”

For those wanting to view the water skiing action, the Natimuk Lake Water Ski Club provide a skills demonstration as part of the Kannamaroo festival this weekend.