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Devonport Mayor Annette Rockliff said due to the fuel spill in the Mersey River on January 28, Horsehead Creek was closed to camping until further notice. Councilor Rockliff said campers were “encouraged to try alternative caravan parks or the camp area behind Wells at Latrobe”. Cr Rockliff said the Devonport City Council would continue to assist the Environmental Protection Authority with public notifications of areas that were closed. She confirmed that Devonport beaches remained open. “While the council’s understanding is that waterways are not closed to the public, it is advised that swimmers and pets do not enter the water in the Mersey River until the clean-up is completed,” Cr Rockliff said. “Council will continue to assist the EPA with keeping our community in the loop as this clean up is underway.”

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Devonport Mayor Annette Rockliff said due to the fuel spill in the Mersey River on January 28, Horsehead Creek was closed to camping until further notice.

Councilor Rockliff said campers were “encouraged to try alternative caravan parks or the camp area behind Wells at Latrobe”.

Cr Rockliff said the Devonport City Council would continue to assist the Environmental Protection Authority with public notifications of areas that were closed.

She confirmed that Devonport beaches remained open.

“While the council’s understanding is that waterways are not closed to the public, it is advised that swimmers and pets do not enter the water in the Mersey River until the clean-up is completed,” Cr Rockliff said.

“Council will continue to assist the EPA with keeping our community in the loop as this clean up is underway.”