Lake Wyaralong is well on track to become a world-class rowing mecca, with the construction of permanent amenities set to be complete before the end of the year.
Rowing Queensland, which has a license agreement with Seqwater to use Lake Wyaralong as a rowing facility, started works on the headland in May and hopes to complete the project by early November.
Earthworks on the headland have been completed, turf is being laid and a new car park across from the headland has been levelled out and expanded to accommodate about 200 cars.
Rowing Queensland Clubs Coordinator Lucy Benjamin said Wyaralong Dam was a hive of activity, with works steadily progressing on site and girls’ school regattas taking place there every weekend until September.
“Over the coming weeks we are looking at some more defined paths and stairs being put in place for the pedestrian route between the Rowing Queensland and public Meebun headlands, as well as permanent toilets being placed on the Rowing Queensland headland,” she said.
“There will also be a four bay shed being erected in our space, which will house our regatta equipment, Queensland Academy of Sport boats and equipment, and the equipment for the Wyaralong Dam Rowing Club, which will be set up once construction is complete. We hope that we can tempt some locals to come down and give the sport a go!
“We want to make sure we engage the local region in what we do at Wyaralong, and show everyone the business we can bring to the Scenic Rim.”