Redland City Council has today re-opened the beach at Les Moore Park, which was temporarily closed for swimming due to elevated levels of bacteria.
Recent sampling confirmed the enterococci bacteria – which is often found in waterways and can cause mild illnesses such as stomach upsets and infections – is no longer at high levels.
The beach has been reopened for swimming and other recreational activities in accordance with Healthy Land and Water’s Healthy Waterplay guidelines.
The beach will continue to be monitored though routine sampling as part of Council’s recreational water quality monitoring program.
During the COVID-19 lockdown period, local residents are able to access the beach for exercise.
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Redland City Council has temporarily closed the beach at Les Moore Park, Victoria Point for swimming, after routine sampling revealed elevated levels of bacteria.
Temporary “no swimming” signs have been erected and ongoing water sampling is being conducted.
While low levels of enterococci bacteria are often found in waterways, particularly after rain and weather events, routine testing has identified elevated levels and Council has made the decision to close the beach in accordance with Healthy Waterways Healthy Waterplay guidelines.
As exposure to enterococci bacteria can lead to mild illness such as stomach upsets or infections, Council is warning against swimming there in the interests of community health.
Once the beach is again suitable for swimming, the temporary signage will be removed and a further notification will be provided. This will be when water testing shows acceptable levels for several consecutive days.
For more information about Council’s recreational water monitoring program please visit our Recreational Water Quality webpage.