If you like 4wding at Newnes, NSW, i would read this........

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GREENIES LATEST ATTACK ON RECREATION

The greenies of the Blue Mountains have got together to lock up more land. Three small but influential groups combined to draw up the proposal. The Colong Foundation, Blue Mountains Conservation Society and the Colo Committee are groups widely despised by country folk and bush recreationalists.

Meet with us on 11th March at Bill’s Bunkhouse between Capertee & Running Stream. There will be signs at the gate. Discussion starts at 11.00am. Meeting convened by local identity, Col Ribaux and fully supported by this Association.

We are in the front of all this as they want to close down everything including our Spanish Steps lease and the state forests on the Newnes Plateau, along with other areas. Other groups are just as affected as us and we are combining with them on the 11th to discuss strategies with land holders and local politicians to stop this outrageous attempt to convert open public lands into new estates for the NPWS to lock us out of.

The area being put forward for lockup stretches from Medlow Bath to the Airly Glenlowan area. If they succeed, there will be an extended Gardens of Stone National Park, additions to the Blue Mountains National Park and two new State Conservation areas nominated as Gardens of Stone SCA and Western Escarpment SCA.

Rob Kelly

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Reply By: Boc1971 - Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 07:29

Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 07:29
Perhaps the same people that erect the huge thick steel cable around national parks to stop vehicle entry should go to the propertys of these people(greeines) and erect the same fence preventing there green house emiting vehicles from leaving there properties and damaging the air, or does there double standards not apply to them ?

Boc
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Follow Up By: Shawn - Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 08:05

Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 08:05
Nah, no steel cable.
I'm sure a fibre rope strung up over a tree branch would be better.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen M (NSW) - Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 10:16

Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 10:16
Hi there Truckster, excuse my ignorance but is MEET with us at Bill's Bunkhouse etc etc, is that for any 4wd owners to show up and have there say or is this for all the Greenies to meet at. If it's for 4wd owners I will be there without fail as this is where I go alot and is also used by tour group operators (tag along tours) which I have also done with these well organized 4wd companies. Pack of hypocrits where were they when the bush fires were burning all the property's and bush land during the fires.Regards Steve M
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 11:56

Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 11:56
Thats a post from Outerlimits, not sure, but yes, they will be arranging a group there.

Knew there was another reason to move out of NSW.
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Reply By: Richard - Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 11:27

Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 11:27
Quite a few of the 4WD clubs will have people there. Not sure if people from both sides are attending. This hasn't been made clear from what I've seen although this latest post seems to indicate only people not in favour of the proposed restrictions will be at this meeting. I'm attending.
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Reply By: macca172 - Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 13:22

Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 13:22
Rumours abound that Emirate Airlines got their "DA" approved for their proposed "conservation resort" which will be built on the Wolgan Valley Road on the way to Newnes. If the rumour's are indeed correct, the facility may start to be constructed as early as this coming April. Their DA clearly stated that one means of access to and from the resort, will be via helicopter. It stated that the chopper or choppers, will fly directly abover the Wolgan Valley Road, and then above the Great Western Highway, or vice versa.

I "wonder" if our radical cousins will scream blue murder about this project?

Macca
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Reply By: Member JD- Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 14:13

Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 14:13
I will be attending..and urge all over folks to attend aswell..if we dont get active all will be lost..if not at once,one by one..Hope to see you there.
JD
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen M (NSW) - Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 19:11

Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 19:11
Hi there JD, I will be attending that with out fail.Can we repost this when the time comes to make sure that it will be happening. I will be there rain hail shine. Regards Steve M
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Reply By: chump_boy - Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 14:19

Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 14:19
I'm assuming this will affect the area directly behind the Zig Zag railway as well?

That would be a real shame, as there are some lovely areas in there. It is also the closest place to Sydney with some decent 4WDing left. We just did the trek from Sunny Corner to Capertee - very nice area.

I'll be there for sure.

Should we bring anything along? Is there a contact person?

Chump
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen M (NSW) - Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 19:08

Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 19:08
Hi there chump_boy, I will be there for sure as bleep . I will be in my hilux sm2609. Will get some more mates rounded up to go as well. Regards Steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen M (NSW) - Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 19:14

Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 19:14
What the hell happened with the last reply ??
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen M (NSW) - Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 19:17

Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 19:17
Forget it, brain malfunction. I think its time for a beer.Have a great weekend. Regards Steve
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Reply By: PatNav - Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 23:25

Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 23:25
Hi there iam keen to have my say and keep the parks open for all,When you say you are meeting at bill's bunkhouse an its between capertee & running stream well i know where capertee is but not the( bunkhouse or running stream) is it off the main rd to mugee running stream that is what iam refering too as i will be comin form Richmond and where will we first see some signs to point us in the right direction
thaks patnav
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