WaterNSW takes steps to keep Bendeela family friendly

WaterNSW takes steps to keep Bendeela family friendly

28 March 2018

WaterNSW is encouraging campers and visitors to enjoy the designated family-friendly section at the Bendeela Recreation Area, with the rear camping area open to vehicles for Easter and the April school holidays.

The alcohol-free sections of the campsite, located in the back camping area, will be in place for the safety and enjoyment of all campers, particularly families.

The popular back area of the Bendeela Recreation site will be open on the following dates:

Easter holidays

  • OPEN: Thursday 29 March from 12 noon
  • CLOSED: Tuesday 3 April from 12 noon

School holidays

  • OPEN: Friday 13 April from 12 noon
  • CLOSED: Monday 30 April from 12 noon

“The back area of the Bendeela Recreation area is popular with families during the holiday periods, with the alcohol free zones clearly marked,” WaterNSW Catchment Manager Mary Knowles said.

“WaterNSW encourages visitors to enjoy the recreation area in a responsible manner. All visitors are urged to respect other campers and the wildlife and stay safe. There will also be an increased staff and security presence to discourage anti-social behaviour.

“Families will be free to camp anywhere in the camp ground and can choose the family friendly area or alcohol-free zones if they wish. But visitors to the site are asked to only use their cars after dusk if essential, to help keep wildlife and other campers safe.”

Those who engage in anti-social behaviour, which includes making excessive noise after 9pm, drinking excessively, disturbing other campers or affecting the security and enjoyment of other campers or wildlife, will be asked to leave the campsite.

There is a security hut in the back camping area and one at the front, and also security will roam the site throughout the holiday periods.

Safety is always a paramount consideration for WaterNSW, with visitors reminded to take appropriate water safety measures, such as avoiding alcohol around water, not swimming alone, wearing life jacket and learning life-saving skills. For more information about water safety, visit http://www.watersafety.nsw.gov.au.

Signage onsite will assist campers in taking care of native wildlife, including the bare-nosed wombats that call Bendeela home.

Visitors planning to visit the Bendeela Recreation Area, or any other WaterNSW recreation area over the school holiday period, should refer to information on our dam pages.

Contact: Tony Webber

Phone: 0428 613 478

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