Swimming rafts in our shire

Consultation has concluded

Council considered the results of this community consultation on 9 November 2016 and resolved:

That Council: 1. Notes the general support for floating rafts within the Shire. 2. Undertakes detailed investigations to determine the feasibility of installing swim rafts at the Hardy Inlet near Turner Caravan Park and the Southern Ocean near Flinders Bay.

The next step is to assess in detail the two Augusta sites and if either site meets safety requirements, determine what approvals are required and then seek to progress installation. Read this Council report here.

Read the Community Engagement Summary here.

Council considered the results of this community consultation on 9 November 2016 and resolved:

That Council: 1. Notes the general support for floating rafts within the Shire. 2. Undertakes detailed investigations to determine the feasibility of installing swim rafts at the Hardy Inlet near Turner Caravan Park and the Southern Ocean near Flinders Bay.

The next step is to assess in detail the two Augusta sites and if either site meets safety requirements, determine what approvals are required and then seek to progress installation. Read this Council report here.

Read the Community Engagement Summary here.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We'd like to hear your thoughts on the use of rafts, as well as possible raft locations in public spaces in our Shire.

    Please take a moment to answer our quick survey below. This survey is open for three weeks and will inform our next report to Council on the topic.

    The following conditions should be considered:

    1. Sites must contain relatively clear water and be at least 3.2m deep with that depth extending for at least 4.5m surrounding the platform
    2. Relatively flat water for the safe installation and use of the raft

    We'd like to hear your thoughts on the use of rafts, as well as possible raft locations in public spaces in our Shire.

    Please take a moment to answer our quick survey below. This survey is open for three weeks and will inform our next report to Council on the topic.

    The following conditions should be considered:

    1. Sites must contain relatively clear water and be at least 3.2m deep with that depth extending for at least 4.5m surrounding the platform
    2. Relatively flat water for the safe installation and use of the raft
    3. Traffic and parking
    4. Public facilities available like toilets
    5. Noise and amenity issues
    6. Water quality requirements for public safety
    7. Supervision requirements including passive surveillance for crime or vandalism
    8. Impacts to water quality, native vegetation and river banks

    Consultation has concluded