The Cressbrook Dam campground will be closed to the public from Monday 19 April 2021 while Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) undertakes improvement works. The works were expected to be completed mid-June 2021.

Unfortunately due to some unanticipated delays experienced with sourcing suppliers of infrastructure and various other trades we will not be able to fully complete this project as per the previously communicated timeline.  

Please be advised that the Cressbrook Dam Campground will now remain closed to the general public until the 2nd of August 2021. We realise that this is an unfortunate extension that will span the school holidays but regrettably there is no option available to isolate the current works from the overall operation of the remaining campground.

All we can do is to positively address the benefits of the project and deliver a high quality outcome that the community can appreciate once it is completed (albeit slightly delayed).

We apologise for the inconvenience and hope to complete these works as early as possible.  

TRC Parks and Recreation Services portfolio leader Cr Tim McMahon said the short-term closure would enable Council to upgrade the facilities, including the replacement of the existing communal camp kitchen.

“We know camping at Cressbrook Dam is a much-loved activity for our community members, as well as visitors to the Toowoomba Region who come to camp under the stars and enjoy the great outdoors,” Cr McMahon said.

“The camp kitchen is due for an upgrade and Council will also be completing maintenance works to improve other amenities. We’ve chosen to do both activities at the same time to minimise how long the campground is closed to the public.”

The day use area will remain open for water-based activities, subject to water quality, while the campground is closed.

Cr McMahon said the works were scheduled to ensure the campground remained open for the recent holiday period and to occur during the cooler months.

“The works were proactively scheduled to commence after Easter and school holidays so our community and visitors could enjoy the campground during this time,” Cr McMahon said.

 “The autumn-winter season is also the ideal time to complete the works when visitation to the campground is at its lowest. Community members will still be able to use the dam for water-based recreational activities and day trips while the campground works take place.

For more information visit www.tr.qld.gov.au or contact Toowoomba Regional Council on 131 872.