Tenterfield Dam was the site for the release of an estimated 300 large Rainbow Trout prior to the end of last year. Chief Executive, Daryl Buckingham was on site, together with council staff, Peter Selby and Paul Sheather, from the Department of Primary Industries, to release the fish.
The release was fully funded by Oz Fish and co-ordinated by Michael Davey from Oz Fish, with the Rainbow Trout originating from the Ebor Hatchery. Mr Buckingham said this was "fantastic... as re-stocking of the Tenterfield Dam will aid in the species recovery."
"It is hoped the re-stocking of the Dam will... aid in Tourism and Economic growth for the Shire.- Daryl Buckingham
"It is hoped the re-stocking of the Dam will provide a resource into the future, which will aid in Tourism and Economic growth."
The new Water Filtration Plant when constructed (due for completion late 2022), will allow Council to open the Dam for non-motorised recreation, making it a future recreational precinct.
Council has signed Funding Agreements with the Recreational Fishing Trust through the DPIE for a Disabled Access - Recreational Pontoon to be installed at the Tenterfield Dam in the future.
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