• Hannah Phillips

Ouyen Lake Open After 20 Years

In 1998 a group of local Mallee residents heard Walpeup Lake was going to be closed.

As the closest large body of water in the area, a fight soon began to get a new lake established at Ouyen.

20 years later, and the hard work of the committee has been realised, with the official opening of Ouyen Lake taking place last Friday night.

Simon Grigg has been involved in the project since its inception and spoke to Flow FM on today's Country Viewpoint to share his insights on the community facility and Patchewollock Hotel's new artwork.

Image Source - Ouyen Lake. Supplied by Clem Blake

Ouyen Lake is now open to swimmers, picnickers and people wanting to visit the area, however speed boats and campers are not permitted yet. Flow FM will bring you the latest updates.

Check out Patchewollock Hotel's pitch for a 'Pub Art Trail' below.