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New launching pontoon for Barwon River Parklands

Thursday 20 September, 2012

Member for South Barwon Andrew Katos has announced the completion of a new $160,000 launching pontoon for kayaks and canoes at Taits Point - Lake Connewarre State Game Reserve.

The popular visitor destination is part of the Barwon River Parklands - an open space corridor linking Geelong and Barwon Heads.

Taits Point is a popular recreation area at the lake for activities including walking, cycling, picnics, bird watching, rowing, boating and fishing.

The installation of the pontoon is the final stage in the redevelopment of visitor facilities at Lake Connewarre, funded by the Victorian State Government.

Parks Victoria has installed a floating landing with a gangway beside the existing water access ramp.

The Barwon River Parklands have come a long way in linking trails along the river from Barwon Heads to Geelong with improved visitor facilities including viewing platforms, seating areas, better pedestrian access and playgrounds.

Located about 90km south west of Melbourne, Lake Connewarre can be accessed by taking Barwon Heads Road out of Geelong then turning at Lake Road and Stacey's Road.

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