The Albert Town Community Association (ATCA) is aware of growing concerns about commercial and recreational jet boat and jet ski traffic increasing on the Clutha River. Concerns have focused on noise, shore erosion, and most importantly the safety of swimmers and other passive river users.
Along with the increase in boat traffic, a bylaw change has been proposed that will create an unrestricted speed limit from the Outlet to the Albert Town Bridge from 10am - 6pm over the Summer and 10am - 4pm in Winter. The proposed bylaw also does not mention a 5 knot regulation for the Albert Town Island swimming area. This is a move that many feel would make the river considerably more dangerous and undesirable. The well-known tranquility of the Upper Clutha is at risk.
If you feel strongly that the Albert Town section of the Clutha River should remain peaceful and safe for local residents, swimmers, fishers, snorkelers, kayakers, paddle boarders, rafters, bikers, and walkers you MUST file a submission to QLDC by 5:00 pm on October 31st.
In your QLDC submission, be sure to explain your decision and future vision for the Albert Town section of the Clutha River.