WOOMERA PROHIBITED AREAS – CHANGES TO EXCLUSION TIMES AND DATES

Friday, Feb 20, 2015 at 19:37

Life Member - Mike (SA)

The Department of Defence has issued the following notice containing revised exclusion timings for the Woomera Prohibited Defence Area.
CHANGES TO EXCLUSION PERIODS - DEFENCE PERIODIC USE AMBER ZONES 1 AND 2
AMBER ZONE 1
• The exclusion period for non-Defence users for the Woomera Prohibited Area Defence Periodic Use Amber Zone 1 (refer above diagram) which was to have been activated between 16 February - 22 March 2015 has been cancelled.
• The exclusion period for non-Defence users for which was to have been activated between 18 May - 28 June 2015 has been reduced. The new exclusion period is 18 May 2015 - 7 June 2015.
AMBER ZONE 2
The exclusion period for non-Defence users for the Woomera Prohibited Area Defence Periodic Use Amber Zone 2 (refer above diagram) which was to have been activated between 18 May and 28 June 2015 has been cancelled.

EXCLUSION PERIODS THAT REMAIN IN FORCE
The exclusion periods that remain in force for the 2014 - 15 financial year are:
Amber Zone – South-Eastern Corner (Defence Periodic Use Amber Zone 1)
• 18 May - 7 June 2015
Amber Zone – Centre-line Corridor (Defence Periodic Use Amber Zone 2)
• None scheduled.
Defence is currently finalising the Amber Zone exclusion periods for the 2015-16 Financial Year. These will be promulgated by end March 2015.
Defence would like to advise initial notification of a likely Green Zone closure commencing July 2015
PRELIMINARY ADVICE: GREEN ZONE (Infrequent Defence Use) EXCLUSION NOTICE - July-August 2015
Parts of the Green Zone will be closed between 20 July and 2 August 2015. The closure may affect access to the following Standing Permission Routes:
Tarcoola to Darwin Rail Line
• Stuart Highway
William Creek Road
• Public Access Route 18 (Lake Cadibarrawirracanna Road)
Further details about the closure will be notified shortly.
ACCESS
Persons who hold an existing access permission under the Defence Force Regulations 1952 should contact the Woomera Test Range on (08) 8674 3370 or email woomera.enquiries.gov.au to discuss access to the Periodic Use Amber Zones 1 or 2 during the upcoming exclusion periods.
NOTIFICATIONS AND EXCLUSION PERIOD VARIATIONS
Defence will endeavour to give non-Defence users affected by exclusion periods as much notice as possible, including instances where Defence may exercise its right to cancel or amend a published exclusion period.
Non-Defence users are also encouraged to regularly review the exclusion period information published on the WPA Coordination Office website at: www.defence.gov.au/woomera/exclusionperiods.htm
FURTHER INFORMATION
If you have any queries about exclusion periods, please contact the Woomera Prohibited Area Coordination Office on 1300 727 420 or WPACO@defence.gov.au.
Further information about the Woomera Prohibited Area access zones is available on the Woomera Prohibited Area Coordination Office website www.defence.gov.au/woomera/index.htm

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