Recreation Lagoon temporarily closed to swimmers

22 December 2016

The Darwin Waterfront Recreation Lagoon and beach area has been temporarily closed due to high level readings during the Darwin Waterfront Corporation’s routine water quality monitoring program.

Continuous heavy rainfall and dense cloud cover has impacted water quality conditions and the Darwin Waterfront Corporation will undertake routine testing in order to monitor water quality.

The Darwin Waterfront Corporation is committed to maintaining the highest environmental practices to protect the users of the lagoon and the marine environment.

Regular tests are undertaken in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council Standards and Department of Health Guidelines.

The Recreation Lagoon flushing system continuously pumps fresh sea water resulting in the water being turned over approximately every seven days which will help to improve water quality quickly.

The public will be advised when the Recreation Lagoon is reopened. Until then please heed all signs while frequent testing is being undertaken.

The chlorinated Wave Lagoon, separate from the Recreation Lagoon, will remain open from 10am to 6pm daily except Christmas day.

Visit www.waterfront.nt.gov.au for the latest advice.

Media contact: Paola Ciarla, Events and Marketing Manager, 0437 621 433

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