Question: Permits for South Australia

The geographic centre of South Australia lies within Mt. Eba station via Glendambo. The coordinates for the site are 30°03'30"S, 135°45'48"E and can be plotted on p233 grid 7F of Hema's Great Desert Tracks 2nd Ed' or on Google Earth. My question is: does this geographically significant location qualify as "a place of interest on a station property where no public road otherwise provides access" in relation to access being permitted via a public access route (PAR) and is this location now or intended to become accessible via a PAR?
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Reply By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011 at 15:08

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011 at 15:08
Good Question...

Public Access Routes (PARs) are established under the Pastoral Land Management and Conservation Act 1989 to provide public access over pastoral land without the need for travellers to ask permission from the lessee. A network of 24 PARs has been established, but Mt Eba station is not one of them.

I dug up this bit of info on the Department of SA Environment and Natural Resources website -

"The consent of the lessee is required to access areas of pastoral lands that are not part of the PAR network. Use the Pastoral Lease Access Request Form to request access. "

So I suggest you need to get that request form by contacting the Dept on Freecall: 1800 678 447

Good luck!
David (DM) & Michelle (MM)
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Reply By: Brian H4 - Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011 at 16:00

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011 at 16:00
Thanks David & Michelle. It's not my intention to upset the owner, I spoke on the phone to someone who said they would not give permission. However, I didn't know if they were bluffing or not (in regard to PAR), hence the question. In any event I hadn't planned to visit any time soon but who knows about the future and if and when it happens I'll still treat the response with the respect it deserves and not go against anybody's wishes. It does raise a point though; the site is significant and could attract the owner a fairly lucrative side income if they allowed properly organised and controlled (small) groups limited access for a fee. Lots of properties in SA are doing it and it will only become more common as land owners realize that more and more 4WD enthusiasts are looking for somewhere different to visit.

Brian H4.
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