With school holidays just around the corner, Water Corporation is reminding residents and visitors to Albany that access to the Two Peoples Bay water reserve is restricted and not open to the public.

Water Corporation Great Southern Regional Manager Anthony Bodycoat said following the bushfires at the start of the year, incidents of trespassing had increased as the area became more visible.

“It is disappointing that our rangers are reporting increased illegal activity in our reserve, including trail bike riding, off-road vehicles and deliberate damage to gates and fences,” Mr Bodycoat said.

Mr Bodycoat said the Two Peoples Bay water reserve was an important source of water for Albany residents.

“By-laws are in place to assist us to protect this water resource from activities that may compromise water quality,” Mr Bodycoat said.

“This is why access to the Two Peoples Bay drinking water catchment area and reserve is strictly prohibited.”

Mr Bodycoat said the area was clearly signed, gated and fenced so there was no excuse for trespassing.

“We take this issue seriously, and people caught trespassing can incur penalties of up to $2500,” Mr Bodycot said.

The Two Peoples Bay water reserve and catchment area covers 29 square kilometres and extends between Dempster Road, South Coast Highway and Homestead Road, 30 kms east of Albany. 

Media Enquiries:

Contact: Media Contact - Kate Duff

Position: Great Southern Regional Engagement and Communications Officer

Phone: 9842 4252 or 0476 841 785