Emu to Maralinga

Submitted: Monday, Sep 24, 2018 at 11:22
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Hi all
I am looking for any updates re travelling down from Emu to Maralinga via the Emu Road. According to Robin from Maralinga last October, meetings were being planned for early this year re opening up the road. Would like to know if anybody has heard if this happened or is it still to be arranged.
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Mike
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Monday, Sep 24, 2018 at 13:11

Monday, Sep 24, 2018 at 13:11
It hasn't reopened and won't in the foreseeable future (many years). Unfortunately that is a firm decision.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike - Monday, Sep 24, 2018 at 16:00

Monday, Sep 24, 2018 at 16:00
Thanks Tony, you dont know by any chance who has made the firm decision.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Monday, Sep 24, 2018 at 18:52

Monday, Sep 24, 2018 at 18:52
I think it is the Management committee's decision and absolute.

Stephen L may know - if he still hangs around EO
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Sep 24, 2018 at 19:39

Monday, Sep 24, 2018 at 19:39
Hi Boobook

I am still here, but like desissions, they are not made by those concerned.

The last time we were out at Oak Valley, the locals there wanted their “Closed” Community made open to get kick off’s from the Maralinga boom, yet it has never happened.

It is a real pity with the Emu Road, as it is a great drive and according to Robin, the locals said that the Stonehenge was nothing to do with them, and now they claim it is??

Like all things, it might take a very long time, if ever to let people to travel this road. We are just very greatful that we have had the privilege to travel it 5 times.



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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, Sep 24, 2018 at 17:00

Monday, Sep 24, 2018 at 17:00
It is possible that an application to travel down the Voakes Hill to Cook road and then via Pine Valley (Lake Dey-Dey Road) might be successful.
Note though that the Voakes Hill Corner to Cook road has also had a detour imposed that takes it west to avoid the Aboriginal wells. The old route has been permanently closed.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Monday, Sep 24, 2018 at 18:56

Monday, Sep 24, 2018 at 18:56
It also adds about 260km to the trip to Emu. 460 instead of about 200km
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Follow Up By: IvanTheTerrible - Monday, Sep 24, 2018 at 19:55

Monday, Sep 24, 2018 at 19:55
The detour is also a very good bit of road and we sat on 90 to 100kmh on it
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, Sep 24, 2018 at 20:05

Monday, Sep 24, 2018 at 20:05
Screen shot of GPS track showing the re-alignment ….
Yes, it is a good road …. for now :)



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Reply By: Candace S. - Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 at 08:07

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 at 08:07
When I took the Maralinga tour in May, Robin talked about some ideas he had. These were plans to escort groups up and down that track.

Earlier today I sent an email to Robin, with a number of questions. The status of this idea was one of those questions. But he's noted for taking a long time to respond. So I might not have a reply for awhile.

I hope to drive the entire AB at some point. It would be nice to incorporate another visit to Maralinga via this road. I'm sure many parties traveling the AB would make the side trip if they could.
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Follow Up By: Leigh H - Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 at 15:16

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 at 15:16
Fuel might be a challenge as it's no longer available from Maralinga Village (as it was in the good old days!!)
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