LAKE USE: MITEZ and partners will be conducting community consultation this week on how Lake Moondarra is used. Photo: Derek BarryLAKEMoondarra will be the subject of an assessment to examine ways to enhance the way it is used bylocal community, campers and tourists.
Regional development groupMITEZ ispartnering with Mount Isa City Council, the Mount Isa Water Board and Commerce North West to undertake a project to look at other dams in Queensland and seehow their plans for recreation and camping facilities have been successfully implemented and managed.
MITEZ CEOGlen Graham said they have formeda project steering committee to develop the scope of the project however the consultants areinterested in talking to as many of the Lake users as possible whilein Mount Isa.
“Rick Elliott from Pacific South West Strategy Group will be in Mount Isa until Saturday and will hold a community meeting to discuss ideas and attitudes,” Mr Graham said.
“MITEZ is supporting the project through a remote area funding program designed to provide regional benefits and the Queensland Government were happy to approve the project as it has the potential to further encourage sustainable development at Lake Moondarra, enhance the ‘Outback Queensland experience’ for tourists as well as improve lifestyle for the community.”
Thecommunitymeeting is at9am, Saturday April 30 atthe theatrette at Outback at Isa.
The consultants will also be speaking to groups such as the Mount Isa Fish Stocking,ski boat enthusiasts, canoeists, athletic and cultural groups as well as those interested in general recreation.
“Part of the project is to see if there are possibilities to incorporate commercial activity that would enhance the experience at Lake Moondarra and improve its recreational use,” Mr Graham said.
“This could provide a sustainable solution to enable Mount Isa to offer a nature-based experience for campers, grey nomads, visitors and locals.”
Mr Graham said the study will be used as a bankable document by stakeholders and potential investors to assist in future funding applications. More information about the proposed community meeting will be available by contacting MITEZ.
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