Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick is pleased to advise the four knot zone in place at Long Island Reserve, Murray Bridge, has now been removed.
“In 2009 the restriction was initially put in place due to safety concerns after the river was exposed to extensive slumping and erosion,” said Mr Pederick.
“As a member of the River Murray Boating and Recreational Advisory Committee (RMBRAG), we worked collaboratively with both Local Government and State Government throughout the process of removing this four knot zone.
“It is the belief of the Department that after careful consideration, this section of river no longer presents safety risks.
“I am pleased to advise that, the four knot zone has now been removed and signage in the area will be removed by the end of the month.
“With summer fast approaching, it is an ideal time for the removal of the four knot zone.
“However, with the restriction being lifted, it needs to be ensured that this section of the river is closely monitored as a means of avoiding future incidents.
“Judging from the correspondence which has been presented to me, I trust that this information will be openly accepted by those who utilise the amazing Murray River,” said Mr Pederick.