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Lancelin - Cervantes Trail Under Threat

17-Nov-2010

The popular Lancelin to Cervantes trail could be a thing of the past, with the Department of Defence set to prevent access through the Lancelin Defence Training Area/.  The following communique has been received:

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 .

The RTRA has today written to the Defence Department, expressing our concern over the impact that this decision will have on this popular trail and seeking a meeting to negotiate reasonable terms for continued access.

We will keep members up to date on progress.


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