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MR2 - 2012

16 July 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 


                 Trademark of Australian National

                     Four Wheel Drive Council Inc.

 

MEDIA RELEASE

 

4WD DRIVERS UPSET AT PERMIT CHANGE ON CANNING STOCK ROUTE

 

From 30 September 2012 the Australian National Four Wheel Drive Council (4 Wheel Drive Australia), will no longer issue travel permits for the Canning Stock Route (CSR), one of Australia’s iconic and most challenging four wheel drive route.

 

“In future travellers will need to apply for permits through Kuju Wangka which represents native title areas along the CSR,” said Council President Eric Morey. 

 

The Council regrets the change which ends a successful collaboration with the Western Desert Lands Aboriginal Corporation.

 

Since 2007 the Council has helped the Martu people with a permit system to help manage access across their traditional lands. Permit funds were originally targeted for community improvements and potentially to employ Indigenous rangers responsible for preserving significant areas while educating travellers.

 

“We are disappointed with Kuju Wangka’s change and think permit fees could rise in future.”

 

“We are concerned the new managers have ignored our efforts to develop culturally sensitive information about travelling the CSR and co-opted our materials without acknowledgement.”

 

The CSR is a major tourist attraction for all Australian citizens.  In recent times many four wheel drive clubs and other groups have put a lot of effort into preserving significant areas and facilities along the CSR. 

 

“We hope they are not treated in a similarly dismissive manner.”

 

Mr Morey said that in the past five years the Council has returned more than $56,000 in CSR permit fees to Native Title Holders but received no feedback on how the money was spent. 

 

The not for profit Council represents incorporated four wheel drive clubs throughout Australia.  It covered the costs of developing and managing the CSR permit system and provided an around the clock online service for travellers including after-hours contacts.

 

For more information visit www.anfwdc.asn.au

 

Media Contact:  Council President Eric Morey   0427 772 601

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After 30 September 2012, permits will only be able to be purchased from the Kuju Wangka
at Permits Canning Stock Route
This announcement has been superceded by the above media release

Four Wheel Drive Australia Representing drivers in all states and territories

GPO Box 79

Canberra ACT 2601

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

 

 


    Trademark of Australian National

        Four Wheel Drive Council Inc.

 

28/09/ 2012

 

MEDIA RELEASE

 

Australian National Four Wheel Drive Council to resume Canning Stock Route Permit Services

 

 

It was earlier reported that the Australian National Four Wheel Drive Council (4 Wheel Drive Australia), would no longer issue travel permits for the Canning Stock Route (CSR), from the 1st of October 2012.

 

 

There has been a development that the ANFWDC can now advise future travellers that they can still apply for and purchase permits through the ANFWDC website www.anfwdc.asn.au.

 

 

Mr Morey said that the Western Desert Lands Aboriginal Corporation (WDLAC) has requested the ANFWDC to continue with the Canning Stock Route permit system. The service is operational until further notice.

 

 

For more information visit www.anfwdc.asn.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

Media Contact:  ANFWDC President Mr Eric Morey   0427 772 601

 

 

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