River ac­tiv­ity

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Hor­sham Ru­ral City Coun­cil lead­ers have re­minded Wimmera River users of an ex­clu­sion zone at week­ends to al­low for water-ski­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

Water ski­ing is per­mit­ted on Satur­days and Sun­days from 11am to 5pm be­tween Apex Is­land and the AN­ZAC Cen­te­nary Bridge.

Other users can­not ac­cess this area dur­ing this pe­riod for safety rea­sons.

Coun­cil’s tech­ni­cal ser­vices di­rec­tor John Martin said the coun­cil en­cour­aged peo­ple wish­ing to swim or use boats or ca­noes to do so in 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 nat­u­ral as­set,” he 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.”

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