Thompson’s Beach re-opens for swimming

Redland City Council has today re-opened Thompson’s Beach, Victoria Point, which was temporarily closed after routine monitoring showed elevated levels of enterococci bacteria.

Thompson’s Beach is again suitable for swimming and other recreational water activities, in accordance with Healthy Waterways Healthy Waterplay guidelines.

Recent sampling has confirmed that the bacteria – which is often found in waterways and can cause mild illnesses such as stomach upsets and infections – is no longer at high levels.

The beach will continue to be monitored though routine sampling as part of Council’s recreational water quality monitoring program.