Woomera Prohibited Area Exclusion Periods

Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 at 14:07

Life Member - Mike (SA)


The following information has been provided by the Department of Defence.

The Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) Exclusion Windows for the 2014/15 financial year are being amended; the Government introduced the Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2014 in the Senate on 27 March 2014.

As you may be aware, access to the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) is subject to exclusion periods during which the Department of Defence may undertake testing of “war material”. For safety and security reasons, designated zones within the WPA will be closed and you may be required to evacuate the area during notified exclusion periods. The Anne Beadel is affected by these closures.

Defence have now published exclusion periods within the WPA Amber Zone for the financial year 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015, together with updated advice for the remaining periods; previously notified to 30 June 2014. Also it should be noted that the Amber Two Zone (corridor) period previously advised for 19 May - 8 June 2014 will no longer be required for exclusive Defence use.

The exclusion periods and Amber Zone boundaries are detailed below courtesy of the Department of Defence.

A detailed map showing the WPA and access zone boundaries is shown as an attachment.
It is also available from the South Australian Resources Information Geoserver site at: https://sarig.pir.sa.gov.au/Map. To display the WPA boundary and management zones follow the Map Layers menu then Data/Land Access/Restricted Exploration or Production/Woomera Prohibited Area.

Notification for restrictions in parts of the Green Zone will be made through the WPA Coordination Office website and relevant travel information outlets with two weeks’ notice. Users are encouraged to regularly review the exclusion period information published on the WPA Coordination Office website at: www.defence.gov.au/woomera.
Further information about the exclusion periods and the zones is available on the WPA Coordination Office website at: www.defence.gov.au/woomera.

Exploroz will continue to publish information (found within the Road Conditions reports) on the status of the WPA as soon as it is received by us.

Should you have any queries, please contact the WPA Coordination Office by phone on 1300 727 420 or by email to WPACO@defence.gov.au.

Attachment A


(1) Remainder of this Financial Year- 2013-2014

Amber Zone South-Eastern Corner (Defence Periodic Use Zone 1).
(1) 5 May - 8 June 2014

(2) Financial Year 2014-2015

Amber Zone South-Eastern Corner (Defence Periodic Use Zone 1).
(1) 21 Jul – 24 Aug 2014
(2) 10 November – 7 December 2014
(3) 16 February – 22 March 2015
(4) 18 May – 28 June 2015

Amber Zone Centre-line Corridor (Defence Periodic Use Zone 2).
(1) 17 November – 30 Nov 2014
(2) 02 March – 15 March 2015
(3) 18 May – 28 June 2015

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