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December 2010

SUBARU 4WD NEWS Meetings of THE SUBARU 4WD CLUB of WESTERN AUSTRALIA INC. are normally held at 7.30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Wembley Community Centre (Joan Watters Building) 40 Alexander Street, WEMBLEY W.A. (Last meeting here in Dec 2010, new location in 2011) Subaru 4WD Web Site: http://www.subaru4wdclubwa.asn.au SUBARU 4WD CLUB of WESTERN AUSTRALIA INC P.O. BOX 434, SOUTH PERTH, W.A. 6951


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PRESIDENT:

2011 COMMITTEE Tony Richards

9386-7705

president@subaru4wdclubwa.asn.au

SECRETARY:

John Cahill( Acting)

0439 922 338

secretary@subaru4wdclubwa.asn.au

TREASURER:

Keith Wilcox

9344-6830

treasurer@subaru4wdclubwa.asn.au

SOCIAL ORGANISER:

Tom Minto

9382-4678

TRIPS CO-ORDINATOR:

David Peck

0402177886

Joy Unno

0429473709

EDITOR:

editor@subaru4wdclubwa.asn.au

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Rob Griffiths Jim Wilcox Keith Low Ian Johnson

0411249933 9306-8222 9459-3358 9448-5419

MERCHANDISE:

Tony Richards

9386-7705

WEB MASTER:

Karl Boeing/ Rob Griffiths

9341-5087 0411249933

webmaster@subaru4wdclubwa.asn.au

4WD ASSOC DELEGATE: David Peck/ Tony Richards

0402177886 9386-7705

M’SHIP CO-ORDINATOR: Keith Low

9459-3358

membership@subaru4wdclubwa.asn.au

PROPERTY OFFICER: Peter Andruszkiw/Simon Newton Club member of the year 2010: Rob Griffiths LIFE MEMBERS Fred Offer, Keith Anderson, Jonel Householder, Ray Stewart, Ian Johnson, Peter Andruszkiw and Ron Caunce. Page 2


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IMPORTANT NOTICE

CHANGE OF MEETING VENUE FROM 11TH JANUARY 2011 FROM WEMBLY COMMUNITY CENTRE TO:

Rotary Hall, Sandgate Street, South Perth

The Rotary Hall is approx. 250m on the left down Sandgate St from South Tce. Angle parking is available along the street. Lat & Long : 31 59' 10.91" S 115 52' 03.24 E

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PRESIDENT’S REPORT December 2010 Fellow Members, The AGM has come and gone. As I wanted to contribute to the Club again this year, when John asked was anyone interested in the position of President, I stuck my hand up. And here I am writing the President’s Report. I am looking forward to another great Club year! The rest of your new Committee is: Secretary: Treasurer: Editor: Trips Co-ordinator: Social Co-ordinator:

John Cahill Keith Wilcox Joy Unno David Peck Tom Minto

Committee: Rob Griffiths Ian Johnson Keith Low Jim Wilcox

The Club’s immediate past President, John Cahill, was actually elected to the Committee but, as the position of Secretary was not filled at the AGM, John kindly offered, after the meeting, to act in that capacity until he takes up his appointment as President of his Rotary Club (in May 2011). His appointment as Secretary is therefore subject to confirmation by the Committee, which I am sure, will be a formality! My thanks to John, and his Committee, for their substantial contribution to the success of the Club last year. Well done. Thankfully, I am pleased to report, most of his Committee has agreed to remain on the Committee for another year! Thanks to those who helped out at the Club’s “stand” at the 4WD Show. Even though Show attendance numbers were apparently up, there did not seem to me to be any increase in the number of enquiries about Club membership. However, let’s wait and see whether we get any new members from the exercise. A couple of the enquiries were from new car buyers, so perhaps they may take advantage of the Subi (Aust) first year free membership offer.

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PRESIDENT’S REPORT December 2010 A few further things to mention: If you haven’t already done so, please remember to renew your membership. The membership form can be downloaded from the Club website. A reminder that the January meeting is at the new meeting venue – Rotary Hall, Sandgate Street, South Perth. In the interests of keeping costs (and the membership subscription) down, can you please let Joy or I know if you are happy to receive the Club mag electronically. Coming up in December are the Christmas party and the 3 Bights Trip (full). Certainly, something to look forward to. I would like to wish all members a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Please drive safely over the festive season. Regards, Tony Richards

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TRIP CO-ORDINATOR’S REPORT December 2010 Firstly thanks to Josan and the committee for doing such a good job for the last two years. They have come up with some great new trip locations and social outings that are going to be a tough act to follow. Different people like different types of trips some prefer staying in one spot for a few days and being able to take their camper or caravan like the Stirling Ranges trip that was very well attended. Others will just go on a trip anywhere to get out of the rat race, whilst others prefer to be on the move and see as much of the county as they are able to in their holidays. So please help me out by telling either myself or any of the committee members of what type of trip you prefer and what places you would like to visit. This will greatly assist in planning our upcoming trips. The three amigos trip which leaves Boxing Day to travel The Great Australian Bight from Caiguna to Esperance is may have a spare seat in one of the cars or you can put your name down on the waiting list to take your own car in case someone pulls out. Contact the amigos Keith, Tony or Simon for more details Another popular trip is the annual beach run on January 9th, check the promo in the magazine or better still use the new club website for more details. The trip to Nornalup Eco Park near the Valley of the Giants is a 6 hour drive but as Keith has decided to make an extra long weekend of it we should be able to have a good look around this beautiful part of the country. He has thoughtfully planned various activities with something to suit everyone. The Lancelin Defence Training Area access track to Wedge and Cervantes is reported to be closed due to people who stray from the designated transit routes. Indian Ocean Drive now provides a sealed, high speed alternative to transit through the Training Area and negates any requirement for recreational access. Cheers David Page 6


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TRIP PROMOTIONS / INFORMATION BEACH RUN 9th JAN 2011 Our annual beach run is on again second Sunday in January. Again it will be in the area between Tim’s Thicket( Mandurah end) and Binningup ( Bunbury end). My thought at this point in time is to go down towards the Bunbury end and work our way up. This run is always a good opportunity to practice some beach sand driving. Meeting spot: Petrol station & shops -roundabout at cnr Safety Bay & Baldivis Rds off Kwinana Freeway/Forrest Hwy ( if you are not sure ring me). Meeting time: 9.00am What to bring: usual picnic lunch, sun protection gear bathers (if you wish to go for a swim- we will make time for this), tyre gauge and pump ( not needed if you are a visitor or first timer), camera and what ever else you think necessary. Pets: OK on the beach, but your responsibility. Difficulty: suitable for everyone, novice upwards. Finish time : Depends on how much fun we are having, what the weather is like and what you feel like. I would like to be around the Dawesville area by around 3.30pm. If you need to leave early that’s OK too. Please ring me if you have any queries Peter ANDRUSZKIW

08 9440 4075

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TRIP PROMOTIONS / INFORMATION NORNALUP - Australia Day 26-30 January 2011 With Australia Day being on a Wedesday it was decided to make a long, long weekend for those ‘lucky’ enough to be able to get the Thursday and Friday off. Nornalup is situated between Walpole and Denmark near the south coast. Camping will be at the Nornalup Eco park near the Valley of the Giants where a few of us stayed after Christmas 2008. They have powered and un-powered sites, showers etc but no camp kitchen. Activities planned will include a trip to the beach for fishing, swimming and snorkelling. A 4WD trip to the mouth of Broke Inlet and a trip to Denmark via the Valley of the Giants. I have tentatively booked 6 sites for the four nights and am asking those who are wanting to go to advise me of numbers and powered or un-powered site. Costs are: Adults $11 each per night un-powered, $22 each per night powered. Children $8 each per night. The Eco Park requires a commitment of full payment beforehand, as it is still school holidays and gets booked out, so I would request full payment by the December general meeting. For information on the Eco Park visit: www.valleyofthegiantsECOPARK.biz Keith Wilcox 9344 6830, 0413 266 245 treasurer@subaru4WDclubwa.asn.au

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TRIP PROMOTIONS / INFORMATION RIVERSIDE PICNIC/BBQ This Social event offers the opportunity to share a convivial lunch/drinks with other club members at a terrific spot in Bassendean. Visitors/prospective members are most welcome. Similar events have drawn excellent numbers in past years. This is self catering so you are not going to get a more economical lunch than this. The site has multiple “press to operate” BBQ’s, parkland, mature shady trees and is located on the Swan River bank. You can watch the vineyard cruise boats glide past as you quaff a crisp white (or whatever is your fancy). David will bring a couple of kayaks and a Canadian canoe so you can have a go at canoeing if you wish. DATE: Sunday 13 February TIME: From 12 noon LOCATION: Sandy Beach Reserve, BASSENDEAN (entry from West Road to the car park) BRING: Food, drinks, chairs, plus anything else you feel you need for a picnic or BBQ. QUESTIONS? Tom Minto (9382 4678) or Dave Peck (9275 5617) Page 10


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TRIP PROMOTIONS / INFORMATION Quaalup Quest – Fitzgerald River National Park September 23, 24 and 25, 2011 – optional extra day Sept 22 Here is your chance to visit the Fitzgerald River National Park, with over 1,800 known plant species - 250 of these being rare and 62 only occurring within the park. There are a greater number of flora species in Fitzgerald River NP alone than exist in the whole of the Photos: DEC & Tourism WA

United Kingdom! This pristine park forms the only Biosphere Reserve in WA, internationally recognised by UNESCO. And it is also a chance to stay at heritage listed Quaalup Homestead, which dates back to 1858 and now operates as a unique ‘ecostay’ retreat. This home-spun retreat features quiet solar power, bush style camping with rustic but tidy flush toilets and hot showers, as well as clean and comfortable rooms and family style accommodation. The weekend will have a wildflower theme, as the season should be in full swing with the rare Quaalup Bell and stunning Royal Hakea Page 11


SUBARU 4WD CLUB NEWS in flower. There will be several guided walks, including a wildflower walk, a bush sundowner, and an easy climb up West Mt Barren. There is also excellent kayaking in the Gairdiner River - access just 2k from camp - as well as whale watching from Pt Ann. This place really has it all – and it’s only 100k further than the Stirling Ranges. But it is less developed: there is no shop or restaurant, and accommodation payment cash only. Fresh water and power use at Quaalup is limited; no generators or pets. Please see the website for details: http://www.whalesandwildflowers.com.au Please note that this trip will NOT be on the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend as originally planned, as that holiday has been moved to the end of October – no good for wildflowers! So you may need to arrange a day off to make the three day trip – why not take two days off and really relax? It is outside of school holidays so there shouldn’t be any crowds! Unpowered Camping Accommodation: Please register with trip leader Nina McLaren echidnawrx@westnet.com.au or club website; first night’s camping fee as deposit by Aug 2011. Other Accommodation: Apply direct to Quaalup Homestead at richelmann@web.de or 98374124 (please do not ring before 10am). Accommodation (other than camping) is limited, so if you don’t want to rough it, please book as soon as possible.

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TRIP PROMOTIONS / INFORMATION Captain Fawcett Commemorative 4 x 4 Track Day Trip Sunday 20th Feb 2011 Brief: The easy to medium grade 4WD section starts within Lane Poole Conservation Reserve, Dwellingup. Much of the track runs along old rail embankments where the timber trains once hauled the forest trees into various mills. Remnants of an old rail bridge stand adjacent to the track. Other sections may be on tracks made by timber cutters to access the forest. There are places along the track where you can pull off and enjoy a picnic on your way. Details: The Fawcett Track commemorates one of the districts early pioneers, Captain Theo Fawcett from Pinjarra. In spite of his holding of 10,000 acres at Pinjarra, and land being easily available, Captain Fawcett realised he and his family would require heavier land, so decided to look towards the other side of the Darling Range. It was here he decided to build his house on a selected piece of land being over 5,000 acres. Captain Fawcett showed his bushcraft skills by making his return journey directly through the bush to nearest civilisation. He blazed trees on his way to show his workman and shepherds. That blazed track is almost exactly the route on which the present day road runs from Marradong to Dwellingup. You'll drive through historic farmland, here and there dissected by the belt-line that carries bauxite from the Worsley mine through to the refinery at Collie. Mining operations can be seen from various points along the track. Trip Leader: David PECK phone (home) 9275 5617 Meeting Details When: 8:45 for a 9.00am start on Sunday 20th February 2011 Where: Cnr of Baldivis and Safety Bay Roads, Rockingham (at the Caltex Petrol Station) Bring: Full tank of fuel, food, drink. CB radio Page 13


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CLUB CALENDAR December 2010 S Sat 4th Dec: Xmas Party 1 2 3 4 Tue 7th: Committee Meeting Tue 14th: General Meeting 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Wed 26th-3rd Jan: 3 Amigos Bight Trip 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 S

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SCHOOL AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS School Holidays: Dec18 - Feb 2, 2011, April 20 - May 4, Jul 9 -Jul 25 Public holidays: Dec 27, 28, Jan 26, March 7, April 22-April 25 Potential members are most welcome to come along on any Club activities before joining. Please phone the Trip Leader for further information. Register with the trip leader if you are wanting to join a trip or social. Also contact the trip leader if you have to cancel, as we don’t want to wait for someone who does not turn up! Some trips are ideas only and may be subject to change. Some of the later trips need trip leaders – volunteers please.

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TRIP & SOCIAL REPORTS Perh 4WD Show – 12, 13 and 14 November 2010

This was my first time organising the Club’s attendance at the 4WD Show. For as long as I can remember Peter Andruszkiw has previously organised this event. Thank you Peter for this effort over many years. And my further thanks to Peter for yet again organising the pin boards. And, while I am at it, my thanks also to the club members who gave their time to “man the stand” at the show. I hope they felt it was worthwhile. This year, as for last year, we were in a marquee paid for by the 4WD Association. We shared the 6m x 3m marquee with the Jeep Club. And there were 4 other similar marquees for another 8 Association Clubs participating at the Show. It was quite a big presence by the Clubs. I called through on Friday and Saturday and all seemed to be going well. The weather was good and there had been a few enquiries. It was probably fair to say no more than expected though. I was down for Sunday. As arranged, I met Keith Low outside the site and gave him a pass to get in. There was a fifty metre long queue of people waiting to get in. We took up our positions in the tent. While there were a reasonable number of people passing the site, only a few Page 16


SUBARU 4WD CLUB of W.A. INC came in. There was time for Keith to take a look around. During the morning, Simon Newton and Ray Stewart (both in Club shirts) came along and spent time in the tent. They had not put their names down. It was good to have some additional company. Then Keith Wilcox arrived for the afternoon shift and we were soon all chatting away. The time passed quickly enough, punctuated every now and again with an enquiry. In the afternoon, we had “visits” from former members Alan and Jean Frost and Ian Bickerton. It was good to see them and catch up on a bit of news. For a number of years, we had borrowed pin boards from Jean. A flyer from the Show organisers stated that numbers were up this year. That was good news, although enquiries at our tent did not seem to be up. There were however a couple of enquiries from new car buyers entitled to the Subi (Aust) membership offer. Hopefully, we will be able to “convert” their enquiries into new memberships. It will be interesting to see how many visitors we get on our Lancelin Trip. Tony R.

Photos: J O'Neill THE VIEWS EXPRESSED IN THIS MAGAZINE ARE NOT NECESSARILY THOSE HELD BY THE SUBARU 4WD CLUB OF W.A. INC.

Please send articles and photos to the Editor by the Thursday before the end of the month (earlier is better). Email: editor@subaru4wdclubwa.asn.au in Word format or plain text Subaru 4WD Club WA Website:

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TRIP & SOCIAL REPORTS FIDDLES & NIBBLES 31ST OCTOBER REPORT

Another enormously successful Fiddles & Nibbles was held at the Bushland Garage & Restaurant (aka Chris & Jim's place) with 18 cars and 25 people turning up for the day. It wasn't long before the area was looking like a Subaru caryard with a car on the hoist, another in the shed and several other vehicles dotted about the landscape, most with either their bonnets or tailgates in the air. Industrious groups of people hovered around the cars undertaking various works and inspections. Jim didn't stop all day, but could be seen dashing to & fro with diverse tools, bits of wire and other electronic thingummy jigs for all the tasks that he was overseeing. Ian, Peter and Tony were busy during the day assisting where they could as well. Page 18


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Some people had their car on the hoist to have a general check underneath, others had tailgate lights or headlights or dual battery controllers to work on. Jason Peck was working on a project to install reversing sensors in his Forester, while Dave P was building a false floor for his new diesel Forester. John C was busy with the vacuum cleaner on his intercooler and radiator grill before fixing on an insect screen for the 3 Amigos Bight trip. Brad O'Neill was working (with Jim's help) on a speedo correction box . Rob and John H were fixing their tailgate lights on their respective cars. Karl was doing something to an aerial and Simon was keeping an eye on things as well as flogging off some tyres. Gary was working on his car with his dog Tiger nearby. Even though I didn't have any work to do on my car, I came along to show off the rear wheel carrier that Jim had recently designed and constructed. It created a bit of interest as it was made using some parts purchased off eBay and a prototype frame welded together by Jim. Although Jim isn't going into mass production anytime soon, he has Page 19


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proven that it is possible to build a neat little rear wheel carrier, at least for a MY07 Forester! Oh yes! The Nibbles were also in full swing while the Fiddles were under way, with the bbq being fired up at lunch-time. People relaxed on the patio and chatted while partaking of a refreshing drink or two. Reg and Gail were there and I caught up with Val and various others while we watched all the activity of the more energetic members busy with the cars. Thanks very much to hostess Chris and host Jim for a very productive and enjoyable day. Joy Unno

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PUBLIC NOTICE Baden Powell Redevelopment - Lane Poole Reserve The Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) wishes to advise that the DEC Perth Hills District is about to commence the construction of a new campground and the redevelopment of the existing day use area at Baden Powell in Lane Poole Reserve. The redevelopment, jointly funded by the State Government's Royalties for Regions program and Alcoa of Australia will commence in November 2010 and may cause some minor disruption for visitors to the reserve. Access to some areas near the site may be restricted on occasions to accommodate construction. It is recommended that commercial tour operators, normally using areas near Baden Powell, contact DEC if they have concerns about access or disruption to proposed activities. The redevelopment will occur in two stages over two years. Stage one of the project will commence in November this year and will involve the construction of a new campground near the existing campground, including harvesting of pine trees to enable the construction of a sealed access road and two camping loops. The new camp ground will be designed to accommodate a variety of campers, with camp kitchens and toilets. The camp ground will be located on a hill overlooking the existing campground and day use area. The first stage of construction will be planned to minimise disruption to visitors during peak periods where possible. The new camp ground is expected to be open in mid 2011, at which time the existing camp ground will be closed. Stage two will involve the redevelopment of the current day use area and camping area into a more functional day use site with improved traffic flow, increased parking and access to the river for canoeists and visitors. Stage two is expected to be completed by late 2012. For further information regarding the redevelopment please contact the DEC Perth Hills District office on (08) 9295 9100. Page 22


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GENERAL MEETING MINUTES The Subaru 4WD Club of Western Australia Inc. Minutes of the General Meeting held on Tuesday 9 November 2010 Venue: Joan Watters Community Centre, Wembley Meeting Opened: 7:46pm. Present: 23 members and 3 visitors, as per attendance book. Apologies: Adrian Longwood, Tim Ravet, Roz Carey, Joy Unno, Dawn Chivers, and Gary Gleeson. Previous Minutes: Acceptance of the minutes of the October general meeting proposed by Jim Wilcox and seconded by Karl Boeing. Agreed. Business Arising: None. Correspondence In: Expo Invoice for October mag - $148.50. Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria mag – October edition. Toyota Land Cruiser Club WA “Twin Diffs” – October 2010 edition. Town of Cambridge Invoice for October Room Hire - $66.00. Expo Invoice for November mag - $144.10. Membership renewal from Jon & Val Hunter. Bull Sheet from Subaru 4WD Club of South Australia – November 2010 edition Westpac Bank Statement No. 83. Email from Mark Edmunds – cannot make the Lancelin trip. Correspondence Out: Email from John to the Town of Cambridge advising termination of room hire, effective 31 December 2010. John delivered another 500 membership flyers to Subi (Aust) for new cars.

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SUBARU 4WD CLUB of W.A. INC Business Arising: Nil Treasurer’s Report: Actual bank balance:

$4,048.32

Unpresented cheques:

267.25

Reconciled balance:

$3,781.07

Acceptance of the Treasurer’s report proposed by Dave Peck and seconded by Tom Minto. Agreed. Business Arising: Nil. Membership: 20 Ordinary, 1 Social and 7 Life members = 28 memberships in total. Merchandise: It looks like the cost of replacements jackets (at least from our existing supplier) has increased significantly. Some old stock left – get in quick! A quote for polos (no pocket) from a second supplier has come in at the same price - $23.00. Tony still to progress the online shop. 4WD Association: Dave Peck attended the October meeting of the Association: Association still desperately in need of a Secretary. Nick Butler attended a workshop on 12/10/101 with DEC. Hoons as usual are causing concern – DEC appreciates having a rep from the WA4WDA at these meetings. Please pass any issues through to the Association. Station adoptions still on the agenda. National Council – references to VS150 (previously VSB14) – email to Clubs. FEASA vehicles have a 75mm lift now, but according to someone Government vehicles are exempt. VS9 will be on the agenda shortly. Murchison Off-road have a 4WD show in Geraldton in December. Also, 4WD Show will again be held at the show grounds in June 2011. Some discussion (again) about bringing in proportional voting. Unofficial vote of interest taken – it was a resounding “no”. Page 25


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GENERAL MEETING MINUTES Editor: Joy was an apology. Nothing to report. Get reports/articles in for the next mag by 1 December. Trips and Socials: Sun 28 November

Lancelin – check the promo in the mag.

Sat 4 December

Christmas Party – at Simon & Anne’s – check with Tom for details. $5.00 donation to the RFDS. Bight Trip – max 10 cars – full – waiting list established. Fitzgerald National Park – Quaalup. The Queen’s Birthday public holiday has been moved to 28 October? Check the web for updated details on this trip.

Xmas – New Year Queens Birthday LWE – 1 to 3 October 2011

Now that all trips are up on the Club’s website and members can add their names electronically as attendees for each listed trip, Josan advised that the Club anticipated moving away from the use of hard copy trip sheets. Tom reported that he had found an excellent spot for the picnic on Sunday 13 February. John Cahill reported on the Annual Dinner, noting that Tom and Jenni could not make it. He then proceeded to present a number of Awards to Tom (and Jenni) from the Annual Dinner. General Business: Nil Meeting Closed: at 20.14pm.

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NOTICE Cessation of Recreational Access to Lancelin Defence Training Area This information is provided by DEC on behalf of Defence Support. Recreational access to and transit of the Lancelin Defence Training Area is no longer permitted at any time. Defence has hitherto permitted transit through the Lancelin Defence Training Area to access Wedge and Cervantes on the basis that it was the fastest, most direct route. Providing this transit access represents a significant liability to Defence given the risk associated with the presence of unexploded ordnance throughout the Training Area. This liability is compounded by the routine abuse of the transit privilege by some recreational trail bike riders, 4WD enthusiasts and campers who stray from the designated transit routes. Indian Ocean Drive now provides a sealed, high speed alternative to transit through the Training Area and negates any requirement for recreational access. In the coming months the Training Area boundary will be reinforced to prevent unauthorised access. Additional signage directing people to Indian Ocean Drive for North South transit will also be erected. The closure described in this notice will not have any impact on the access privileges enjoyed by legitimate users such as Bee Keepers and the Yued people. Applications for or enquiries regarding access to the Training Area by others who consider they have a legitimate requirement should be directed to RTAM.WA@defence.gov.au .

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