Looking for change are, from left, local resident Mick Finlay, Keppel MP Bruce Young, Capricornia MP Michelle Landry, Livingstone Mayor Bill Ludwig, Samuel Solley, Karen Solley, Benjamin Solley and Matthew Solley, who is the president of the Stockyard Point Progress Association. Photo: Contributed
Looking for change are, from left, local resident Mick Finlay, Keppel MP Bruce Young, Capricornia MP Michelle Landry, Livingstone Mayor Bill Ludwig, Samuel Solley, Karen Solley, Benjamin Solley and Matthew Solley, who is the president of the Stockyard Point Progress Association. Photo: Contributed

Ludwig, MPs plug reopening of Three Rivers Beach

IF LIVINGSTONE Mayor Bill Ludwig, Member for Keppel Bruce Young and Capricornia MP Michelle Landry have their way, Three Rivers Beach could be reopened to the public soon.

Cr Ludwig has been working in consultation with Mr Young and Ms Landry to put a formal submission to both the State and Federal governments next month in hope of getting the green light to reopen Three Rivers Beach to the community as a recreation and conservation reserve.

  • Vehicle access to the Three Rivers precinct was banned about eight years ago due to environmental damage from vehicles.

    Cr Ludwig said returning Three Rivers to local and State Government control would be a great outcome for the community and the long-term environmental management of an exceptional community asset and would ensure the appropriate long-term environmental management.

    "The previous State Government effectively locked the community out by limiting access to the area to walkers only," Cr Ludwig said.

    "For most parents with young families, tourists and people with disabilities, the required 12km walk is simply impractical. Not only that, but when people get there they are still totally banned from visiting the beautiful shaded freshwater picnic areas.

    "All council and the community want to see are for these areas to be opened up for recreation visitations and community conservation management."

    State Member Mr Bruce Young said this was a commonsense proposal.

    Federal Member Michelle Landry said it was about building positive partnerships between the Australian Defence Force, State Government, local government and most importantly the community.