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Moree’s new water ski lakes development needs a name

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Moree Plains Shire Council is calling for submissions for the naming of the new Moree water park.

The water park was constructed by Council for community water-based recreational and sports activities.

The water park includes two tournament water ski lakes (built in compliance with International and Australian water skiing standards) and a recreational circuit lake that is almost 1.2km long. The lakes are currently being filled, with two of the lakes anticipated to be available for use this coming summer.

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The water park is a family-friendly facility designed to cater for an array of water-based activities such as canoeing, dinghy sailing, dragon boat racing, jet skiing, kayaking, model boating, rowing, wakeboarding and water skiing.

There will also be a range of shore-based facilities such as amenities, vehicle and boat trailer parking areas, viewing areas and landscaping.
With the park nearly ready for use, the community is encouraged to submit suggestions for a clearly recognisable name for the water park, which Council will consider at its Ordinary Council meeting on Thursday, 14 July 2016.

When creating a suggested name, consideration may be given to using words such as – ‘Moree’, ‘Artesian’, ‘Water’, ‘Park’ or be otherwise related to the location or have a cultural or historical significance to the area. Naming rights will also be considered.SkiPark001

Name suggestions must be received by 5pm on Friday, 1 July 2016 and should be sent to [email protected] or via post to the Executive Office, Moree Plains Shire Council, PO Box 420 Moree 2400, or delivered to the Executive Office, Level 2, 30 Heber Street Moree or through Council’s Facebook page.

The Moree Water Ski Lakes consists of two water ski lakes 800 metres long and built in compliance with International and Australian water skiing standards. The third lake will be 1.2 kilometres long, over 200 metres wide and designed as a circuit lake for a wide range of water sports.

The family friendly facility will be designed to cater for an array of water based activities such as water skiing, rowing, dragon boat racing, jet skiing, wakeboard, canoeing and kayaking. There will also be a range of proposed shore-based facilities such as vehicle and vehicle/trailer parking areas, amenities, clubhouse, viewing areas and landscaping.

The lakes will be filled primarily by spent artesian spa water discharged from the Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre (MAAC) and the artesian spa precinct made possible by the construction of a seven kilometre pipeline stretching from the MAAC to the Evergreen Precinct.

The Evergreen Precinct is located approximately 8km south of Moree New South Wales, an area of land purchased by Council to provide opportunities for environmentally sustainable activities. After an intensive search, the Evergreen Precinct was selected on the basis that it is one of the few flood free areas with suitable soils and underlying geology with no direct connection to ground water, essential requirements for the approved or proposed activities for the Precinct.