Lake Broadwater Bird Hide

To: "Dam Lamb" <>, "Robyn Howard" <>, "Birding-aus" <>
Subject: Lake Broadwater Bird Hide
From: "Colin R" <>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 09:35:16 +1000
Hi All
I was at Lake Broadwater last July and the steps were blocked off then.
At the time I was making enquiries thru the local shire council re water
levels in the lake and in discussion with an individual was adv that the
birdhide was "closed". Although it's closure didn't have any effect on
the birding it's a bit sad that a facility remains 'closed' for such a
minor reason. 

On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 12:16:59 +1100, "Dam Lamb"
<> said:
> Robyn,
>             We visited Lake Broadwater in mid Sept. 2004 as part of the
>             BA
> Campout and found the hide to be blocked at the bottom step.Can't recall
> if
> the road was gated as we had walked-in along the waters edge. Grahame
> Rogers
> of BASQ said he believed the hide had been closed because the steps up to
> the hide were found to be either too steep, or to far apart (can't
> remember
> which) and didn't meet the appropriate standards. So the response of
> Dalby
> LGA was to close the hide to ?prevent access and ?possible litigation if
> someone was injured using the steps.
>     Of course the other possibility is to fix the steps , but that would
>     be
> another step towards common sense which appears to be frowned upon these
> days.
>       Regardless, we saw some great birds that day, including an Inland
> Thornbill which must be fairly close to its eastern limits.
>      Russ Lamb, Maleny,SEQ

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