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ADVICE TO BOAT OPERATORS
Navigation via the environmental regulator
on Chowilla Creek opened on December 29,
allowing access for small watercraft.
This follows the area being closed to navigation
in recent weeks for operational purposes.
For further information please call
SA Water River Murray Operations
on 08 8595 2222.
CONDITIONS for river users in
the Riverland are “perfect” says
the manager of a South Australian
Flows across the South Australian
border dropped from approximately
90 gigalitres a day in early December
to less than 20GL this week.
The rapidly receding water prompt-
ed the Department of Environment,
Water and Natural Resources
(DEWNR) to issue a warning for
houseboat operators to check their tie-
in ropes daily.
However, Houseboat Hirers
Association general manager Peter
Tucker said the possibility of house-
boats in the Riverland becoming
stranded on banks was no longer an
“The river is all clean, the water is
clear and fresh, and it’s a great time
for people to get out on the river,” he
“The only safety warning we are
giving for houseboat operators is that
people should be careful when getting
off the boat as it may be a bit boggy
“Conditions in the Riverland are
perfect at the moment and the skies
The Renmark Paringa Council also
reopened the wharf at the Renmark
river front to houseboats in late
December after river levels dropped
Renmark Paringa manager of infra-
structure delivery Tarik Wolf said the
wooden wharf needed minor repairs
after the water receded, but would
“Loose boards needed repairing
and there were a couple of wells that
needed a bit of work,” he said.
“Following the repairs, the area
should be back to normal operating
“The facilities between the
(Renmark) Club and the visitor centre
are open for houseboats.”
River Murray Boating and
Recreational Advisory Group chair-
man Adam Bruce was pleased that
the river was open for recreational
“The river levels are returning to
normal, however we encourage river
users to be mindful of wash and boat-
ing etiquette at all times on the river,”
“The water colour is returning to
normal and with some great weather
now here, the river has never been
Green light for
Riverland Cruising Boat Club chairman Andrew Martin, of Adelaide, enjoying the
perfect conditions on the River Murray aboard his houseboat Champion Ruby
this week. PHOTO: Christian Longobardi
makeover will continue
when renovations to
achieve a more “modern
look” commence this
$230,000 to renovate
the pool’s change rooms
and include a disabled
toilet and change room
to meet criteria to host
the 2017 SA Country
kicks off today.
Councillors passed a
motion at December’s
council meeting to
include a further scope
of works due to the
initial project coming in
The works include,
painting all posts and
fascias – currently aqua
green – black, rendering
the front walls of the
building, then installing
new signage, replacing
entry gates near the
kiosk, and removing
all aqua green bins and
replace with fewer waste
and recycling bins.
Pool’s makeover continues
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