Lee Point Beach reopened

28 June 2011

The precautionary advice for swimming at Lee Point Beach has been lifted after test results showed greatly improved water quality with significantly reduced bacteria levels which pose minimal risk to public health.

Routine weekly sampling by the Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport (NRETAS) will continue for Darwin Harbour beaches and the public will be kept informed of any changes to the situation.

The status of Darwin beaches can be viewed on the Department of Health website at:

http://www.health.nt.gov.au/Environmental_Health/Beach_Water_Quality/index.aspx

Anyone with concerns about beach water quality can contact the Department of Health's Environmental Health hotline during business hours on toll free 1800 095 646.

Media inquiries: Robin Osborne, 8999 2886 or 0488 692 781