Nullarbor Wilderness Protection Area Proposed

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 25, 2010 at 13:21
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Just a 'heads up' for the remote area afficionados.

There is a proposal out for the above for comment until end Feb.

The doc. is available at

Wilderness Assessment Report - Nullarbor Wilderness Protection Area

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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Thursday, Mar 25, 2010 at 23:49

Thursday, Mar 25, 2010 at 23:49

That was an interesting read. Thanks.

The proposal strikes me as being fairly unambitious in terms of the area covered. Most of the recommendations are common sense.

Appendix C details recommendations for behaviour in wilderness areas and are not controversial.

The only bit that might pertain to 4WDers is:

Tracks and trails
Vehicles are generally not allowed in wilderness areas. In South Australia some vehicle access may exist where necessary for effective management. Where this access is made available to drivers or walkers, the privilege should not be abused.
• Stay on tracks to confine impacts to a planned route.
• Don’t create new tracks by cutting corners or skirting around obstacles such as fallen trees or dead animals. Creating new tracks increases environmental impacts, creates visual scars and causes confusion. Where possible remove the obstacle.
• Avoid vehicle travel on tracks when wet as can extensively damage the track surface. • Leave gates open or closed as found. Do not force or go around locked gates.

The other bit was about no fishing. By the time you cast a line off the Bunda Cliffs into the Southern Ocean and reeled it back in your catch would have been taken by sea birds or southern right whales anyway. So no big deal.

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Follow Up By: Member - John Baas (WA) - Thursday, Mar 25, 2010 at 23:56

Thursday, Mar 25, 2010 at 23:56
Yair, agreed Bob. I thought that impacts were innocous in respect to 4WDing as well. But good to see this fabulous area is getting a management framework.

Re the fishing, I've only seen the water from the WA Baxter Cliffs - a harpoon might be the go?

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Reply By: vk1dx - Friday, Mar 26, 2010 at 00:02

Friday, Mar 26, 2010 at 00:02
I am happy that the 4WD fraternity is not totally ignored. Note the comments in para 2.. I would like to get up to Cook and beyond.

But we know what happens. Ideas change as quickly as the days go by. Especially those which coincide with elections.

I hope to read more later. I just searched on where we want go and am off to bed.

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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Friday, Mar 26, 2010 at 00:17

Friday, Mar 26, 2010 at 00:17
Thats paragraph 2.5

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