Two Rocks WA track closure

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 19:24
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Just had some very disconcerting news. It appears the track north of Two Rocks in WA has been closed. This all happened around three weeks ago. No details in the media but a public meeting was held.

Any idea what is going on?

It will be very sad to loose this wonderful 4x4, camping and fishing area.
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Reply By: Roktex Oil Analysis - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 21:32

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 21:32
Does this fall into the Jindalee area? We used to spend a fair bit of time around there but now head further out to Wilbinga.
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 23:05

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 23:05
Quite correct, at our last Track Care meeting it was discussed. Appears the City of Wanneroo didn't bother consulting any of peak 4wd'ing bodies. It's the access track in to Wilbinga via the suburban streets of Two Rocks. Reason for the closure is safety concerns for inexperienced drivers. If you go onto the Track Care website the details were to be posted there.

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Follow Up By: Wayne's 60 - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 00:25

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 00:25
JEEEEEZZZZ Dunc,

Reason for the closure is safety concerns for inexperienced drivers.

We had better close all 4WD tracks down then, in case inexperienced drivers access them.

All too sad and one of the reasons we still run training courses.

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Wayne & Sally.

PS A long known fact that the city of Wanneroo has not and does NOT want 4WDers on its' turf.
Start and finish of rant.
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Follow Up By: Wayne's 60 - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 00:28

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 00:28
Oooops,

Should've quoted......

"Reason for the closure is safety concerns for inexperienced drivers"

What a hoot from an administration that ............. sorry, that is another story.

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Follow Up By: Member - Hugh D (WA) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 10:10

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 10:10
Duncan,
Sounds like the shire representing the rate payers........NOT!

i will have a look at the track care web site when home as work will not let me in.
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Reply By: get outmore - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 07:10

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 07:10
The area isnt closed it can still be accessed via wibinga grove.
The closed part of the track is very narrow and windy and has 4x4 quads motorbikes and pedestrians trying to use it both ways
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Follow Up By: AlanTH - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 09:19

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 09:19
The infrastructure manager for Wanneroo made the decision to close it "under power delegated to me" which is what he said on radio a couple of weeks ago.
Decision in the morning and closed by late afternoon....they can always move fast when they want to do something.
The area closed is all that which belongs to the Wanneroo Shire and can clearly be seen on the latest UBD as having all the proposed roads already marked out.
One councillor said that vehicles aren't allowed on Cottesloe beach so why should they allow them at Wilbinga.
Don't forget this is for your own good so shut up and accept it. Access the area through GinGin shire further up the road.
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 09:41

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 09:41
Yes well there is that too,
like it or not Peeth will likely go from lancilin to bunbury at some stage
so these outer beaches once accessable will be no more
Alkimos is another example
No good answer to it - unless you can do something to stop perths coastal Urban sprawl best thing to do is enjoy it and in 20 years time when you visit your kids etc on the wilbinga estate about the weekends you used to spend there camped behind the dunes
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Follow Up By: Member - Hugh D (WA) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 10:14

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 10:14
On the occasions I have been through there I have never passed a pedestrian.
We have to be in registered vehicles to access the area, is there a focus on insuring the quads and other bikes are also registered?
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 09:35

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 09:35
Yes I posted about this on our Facebook page last week as there has been some media about it in my local paper so I shared the online story. There was a public meeting held at the council chambers and so many 4WDrivers turned up to express their concern about the closure that council agreed to reconsider and it will be discussed at their next meeting. Sorry I am in rush right now and not able to dig up the article but on our FB there are all the links you can follow for further info.
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Follow Up By: Member - Hugh D (WA) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 10:17

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 10:17
Michelle,

So many places to find info, easy to get lost in the flood.

I do not visit Face book very often and when I do I only reference F & F.
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 10:22

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 10:22
Sorry, its what prompted me to put the segment in last week's newsletter about using our FB page to share any other similar track closure stories. Social media is good for virality, which is good for reaching beyond your usual reach of members/customers etc. Sometimes social media can be used for good effect and I thought this type of slant is worth following and worth encouraging our audience to use via the ExplorOz FB page. BTW - what is F & F?
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Follow Up By: Member - Hugh D (WA) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 18:13

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 18:13
F & F = family and friends.
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 18:51

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 18:51
Sorry it took all day to get a chance to get back to responding to this post. Here's some links to various media coverage of this issue.

Link to North Coast Times/Weekender Article 2/4/14

Link to North Coast Times/Weekend Article 8/4/14

I believe there will be a special council meeting on April 14, 6pm at the Wanneroo Civic Centre. Deputations at 6pm. Meeting at 7pm.
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Reply By: MarkLH69 - Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 23:18

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 23:18
Promising update ..


"Dewars Track could be reopened on April 17. Wanneroo City councillors will consider a new report at a special meeting on Monday that recommends the track reopen..."


http://minutes.wanneroo.wa.gov.au/Op...014_AGN_AT.PDF

From the FaceBook campaign page:

Meeting on Monday
Hey guys I know you are all thinking positively about the latest report but we have not yet had it passed and we need to rally as many numbers as humanly possible to Monday nights council meeting, we need to still be heard now is not the time to back down we need to show our passion and drive on Monday night, I can't stress this enough!!!!!!!

23 Dundebar Rd, Wanneroo WA 6065 is the place where everyone needs to be this monday night at 5:45pm for a 6:00pm start, we all want to be able to live our lifestyle with a 4WD and the great outdoors so make sure you are there!!!!!
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