Media Release


11 April 2019

From today, kayaks and canoes are now permitted for on-water recreational use at Barkers Creek Reservoir.

This is part of the Victorian Governments $34 million Target One Million plan to get more Victorians fishing, more often, with better on-water access to reservoirs across Victoria.

Barkers Creek Reservoir is the first waterway to have the new access arrangements implemented, and the first time a Coliban Water reservoir has been opened for on-water access of any kind.

Works will continue at Barkers Creek Reservoir to improve access and signage for visitors following today’s announcement.

Boating and swimming are still not permitted on the waterway. Upper Coliban, Lauriston and Malmsbury Reservoirs remain closed to on-water recreational use.

Fishing is permitted from the banks of our reservoirs, which are regularly stocked with fish by the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA).

Coliban Water will continue to work with the VFA to enhance the recreational value of our waterways.

For further information, visit our website and click on Visiting our Reservoirs.


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