Greens Lake at Corop will be closed for 48-hours during the New Year’s Eve period to ensure public safety.
Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) General Manager Water Delivery Services Warren Blyth said the region’s emergency services confirmed Greens Lake should close for the sixth consecutive year and will not be accessible for recreational activities by members of the public.
“Emergency services employees echoed community concerns for public safety, so it is our duty to close Greens Lake to avoid any tragedies occurring over the New Year’s holiday period,” Mr Blyth said.
“We are again closing the lake for a short period over New Year’s on this expert advice and in the interests of the wider community.
“We must act on these genuine and valid concerns. Closure of the lake at this time could save lives.”
Stanhope Police Leading Senior Constable Frank Scopelliti said police and the CFA made the call to close Greens Lake based on public safety concerns.
“The events leading up to the first lake closure in 2014 were such that it was only a matter of time before a life-threatening tragedy would occur. The actions of drug and alcohol-affected people can put their own and others’ safety at risk,” Senior Constable Scopelliti said.
All personal belongings must be removed from Greens Lake during the closure period.
The lake will be closed from 12noon on Monday, December 30 to 12noon on Wednesday, January 1.