The North Burnett region encompasses many idyllic nature spots and camping reserves, including those owned or administered by external parties such as the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing and Sunwater.
Wuruma Dam, one of the North Burnett’s exceptional water features located at Wuruma Lake on the Nogo River near Eidsvold and Monto is home to a popular, free camping spot. The dam is stocked with fish including Australian Bass, Barramundi, Golden Perch (Yellowbelly), Silver Cod, Silver Perch and Saratoga, drawing fishing enthusiasts, boaters and campers to the region.
Council is aware of recent/proposed changes to the camping arrangements at Wuruma and advises that Sunwater controls access to the area, along with fishing, boating and camping restrictions. Council recognises Sunwater’s position in this matter but would like to see the economic benefits that flow to the region from camping at the dam continue. In this regard Council will seek a meeting with the relevant State Government Departments and Ministers to fashion a way forward that meets Sunwater’s objectives for the dam and allows the economic benefits to the region to continue.
North Burnett Regional Council encourages residents and visitors to the region to contact Sunwater should they have any concerns regarding access to or camping at the dam.
For further information on Wuruma Dam, including fishing, boating and camping see the Sunwater website or phone Sunwater direct on 13 15 89.