The Barcaldine Rec Park is a 1.1km long lake built in compliance with International and Australian water skiing standards and designed for a wide range of water sports.  It will encourage broad community participation through the provision of wide-ranging activities like water skiing, rowing, fishing (it will be stocked with fish for competition and recreation events), sailing, dragon boat racing, jet skiing, wakeboarding, triathlons, open water swimming, canoeing and kayaking.  The potential range of activities provides opportunities for participation for a broad range of people across the community - men, women, boys and girls, across the entire age of the population from 5 to 105.  

This facility will significantly broaden the scope of local sporting and recreational activities on offer and provide the opportunity for communities across the region to be involved and provide an area where families and communities come together with an emphasis on fun and participation rather than competition.  The facility is approximately 1km from the Barcaldine town centre so it is in easy walking distance for the local community and will provide large areas for cars and trailer parking.  This project meets a strong regional need for a year-round water infrastructure facility and will allow grassroots community sport and recreation clubs to grow across the region by providing a purpose-built site with first-class facilities where they can participate in water based activities all year round.  

Please click on the link below for the Barcaldine Rec Park Operations Management Plan: 

Barcaldine Rec Park Operations Management Plan

Operational information

For all aquatic events at the Barcaldine Rec Park

Maritime Safety Queensland is responsible for the management of aquatic events in Queensland waterways, except for Gold Coast waterways.

An aquatic event is an organised onwater activity such as boat or swimming races, sailing regattas, waterskiing competitions or fireworks displays that are likely to affect the normal operation of ships in the area of the event. If you want to hold an aquatic event you will need to obtain an aquatic event authority.

For more information please visit the Maritime Safety Queensland website

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Consumption of liquor in a public place 

Under the Liquor Act 1992 Section 173C and 173D, Barcaldine Regional Council designates a public place known as Barcaldine Rec Park located on land described as Lot 9 on Plan SP297069 area 47.71ha located at 1 Kurrajong Drive, Barcaldine a Wet Area for the Consumption of Alcohol:

Alcohol may be consumed between the hours of 10.00am and 10.00pm at the designated area.

Please note that to consume alcohol at the Barcaldine Rec Park you must be 18 years and over.

Authorised by
Chief Executive Officer
Barcaldine Regional Council