Barrier Fence $10,000 FINE

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 at 21:06
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A little while back there was a post regarding traversing the Barrier Fence with some advise implying it was okay to do. I was out bush over the LWE and crossed the Barrier Fence in several locations. At each crossing and on both sides of the crossings there are large signs stating a $10,000 fine is imposed for anyone caught traversing the fence line with permission and that surveillance cameras are in operation.
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Reply By: TomH - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 at 21:12

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 at 21:12
With ??? or without???? permission
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Follow Up By: Rod W6 - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 at 21:15

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 at 21:15
Yep just testing... that should be WITHOUT PERMISSION.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 at 23:35

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 at 23:35
Which Barrier Fence Rod?
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Follow Up By: Rod W6 - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 10:32

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 10:32
That would be WA.
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Reply By: Member - mechpete - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 12:02

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 12:02
are you talking about the dog fence ?
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Follow Up By: Rod W6 - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 12:41

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 12:41
No. I'm refering to the "Barrier Fence" as it is named by the WA Agriculture dept.
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Reply By: Ron N - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 19:40

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 19:40
There are 3 vermin-proof fences in W.A.
No 1 Rabbit-Proof Fence, as it was originally known, is the most Easterly and the first fence installed, in 1901.

When No 1 Fence was partly completed, it was realised that the rabbits had already by-passed it - so No 2 Fence was installed, in 1905, further West - through the centre of what is now known as the Great Southern and the Central Wheatbelt.

At the time of the installation of the No 2 Rabbit Proof Fence, it largely followed the Easternmost sections of the developed farmland.

The No 3 Fence was installed in 1906, starting at the coast South of Kalbarri and running Eastwards to meet the No 2 Fence at Woogalong.
All 3 Fences were fully completed by 30th Sept 1907.

The rabbits were kept to the Eastern side of the No 2 Fence up until the late 1920's - but eventually found their way through the No 2 Fence as well. In the 1930's and 1940's, the rabbit scourge affected all farmland in W.A.

The introduction of myxyamotosis in the early 1950's saw the rabbit numbers plummet and maintenance of the No. 2 and No. 3 Fences was largely abandoned.

However, No. 1 Fence continued to be maintained because of the Dingo problem.
Over the years, the No. 1 Fence has been upgraded and strengthened with lower lap panels of netting to prevent digging under the fence - and with wooden posts being replaced with steel where necessary.

Around the early 1970's (I think), the No 1 Fence was renamed the State Barrier Fence - because it no longer served the original purpose of rabbit control, but became a dog, emu, and other wild vermin control fence.

You can still find small original sections of the No 2 and No 3 Fences through the Wheatbelt, but they rarely still have the original wooden Jam or Mulga posts.

The "Fence Road" still largely follows the No 2 Fence from South to North through the Gt Southern and the Central Wheatbelt.

The Rabbit Proof Fences of W.A.

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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 00:16

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 00:16
No3 starts north of Kalbarri not south, about 80km up the Zuytdorp Cliffs
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 00:38

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 00:38
Thanks fisho, my information source needs a rev-up.
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Reply By: Ron N - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 20:44

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 20:44
I might add, in case some readers don't know - the reason there's a ban on driving along the State Barrier Fence is because vermin ('roos, dogs, emus, even camels) near the fence, can be, and have been, spooked into running into the fence, by vehicles travelling illegally along the fence track.

When vermin is spooked into running into the fence, it can be damaged, and its ability to act a barrier compromised. Thus the restriction and serious penalty.
The penalty used to be $200 about 20 or 25 yrs ago, then the authorities decided to get serious about the penalty.

Cheers, Ron.
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Follow Up By: equinox - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 21:10

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 21:10
There's a fair bit of hot lead going up and down the fence too.

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Follow Up By: Mick O - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 21:41

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 21:41
You back Al? So how was it?

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Follow Up By: equinox - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 21:58

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 21:58
Mick,
I suggest inventing some sort of glove shock absorber for the quad :-)
No - its good to be home I think, very early in the season so desert was nice and green.



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