Police will be keeping an eye on anti-social behaviour and dangerous conduct on the water this weekend during Operation Shoreline at Lake Burrumbeet.
The operation began this morning and saw officers from Western Region Division 3 and Water Police, focusing on antisocial behaviour and compliance with water safety rules to reduce the number of marine incidents and collisions caused by unsafe behaviour at the lake.
Officers will continue to keep a close watch on Lake Burrumbeet and other popular waterways in the lead up to summer, to ensure that speeding and distance rules for vessels and PWC are also observed.
The multi-agency effort includes officers from the Department of Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and Victorian Fisheries Authority, to ensure people can enjoy the upcoming summer at Lake Burrumbeet in a safe way.
Water Police Inspector Greg Barras said that police will be active in the area over the coming weeks.
“Recreational boating and PWC use is extremely popular at Lake Burrumbeet and as restrictions ease and the weather heats up, we’re seeing more people using our waterways,” he said.
“It’s fair to say that more incidents occur with more people out and about – especially over long weekends and the holiday period.
“Police will be using boats, jet skis, drones and other techniques to ensure that everyone is staying safe on the water – you may not always be able to see us, but we will be keeping a close eye on dangerous behaviour.
Police will be returning to Lake Burrumbeet over the summer months to ensure compliance with vital rules that help to keep everyone safe out on the water.