Lake Barrington features strongly in this week’s Mayors message. The lake brings many people to our area especially rowers, fishers and skiers, and many of our businesses benefit from their visit including petrol, food, coffee, accommodation, clothing, fishing supplies and even rowing outfitters. How ‘Oarsome’ is that? We are so lucky to have such a brilliant asset on our doorstep.
The Lake Barrington Management Committee is made up of owners and managers of the land surrounding the lake such as Parks, Hydro, Forestry, Council, MAST, Rowing Tasmania etc. They meet regularly and consider risks and user conflicts and make plans for improvements into the future.
I recommend a visit to the rowing course when there is an event on. Many hundreds of rowers and supporters, sleek and beautiful rowing boats, and such a great atmosphere!
Thanks to everyone who attended the Council discussions about camping areas at Kentish Park and Wilmot boat ramps. There were lots of good ideas proposed, with camp site management, parking for boats and trailers, walking paths, toilets and safe swimming areas for children most favoured.
Finally please take a look at the back end of the town hall. No longer just a blank brick wall, thanks to Hydro Tasmania there is now a large and colourful mural depicting the history of the Hydro in the area and the many uses and benefits the lakes like Lake Barrington bring. On behalf of Council I thank Hydro Tasmania for adding so spectacularly to the murals of Sheffield.
Mayor Don Thwaites