(Updated 21 Oct 2014)
We have added an alternative meeting point at the Caltex @ Longwarry 9am.
We will leave at 9:30am and head to Neerim Showground as a 4WDTRIP Convoy. If you are unable to join us, please head to Neerim Showground directly. The event will start at 11am.
I will wait behind the Caltex building where the truck stop is. See below the location and photo of my car. Looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday!
First meeting point at Caltex @ Longwarry (at the Truck stop)
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Come and join us to support Unlock Australia
Neerim Showgrounds, 26th October - 11am on Sunday
Unlock Australia: " a show of strength rally to push for free access to our country. Just turn up, numbers are everything!!! If the politicians see so much concern just before an election it'll make all the difference - be there!"
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About Unlock Australia
Unlock Australia (ULA) is a not for profit company dedicated to opening up public lands and waterways for outdoor recreation.
ULA was formed to fight the extreme green mind-set of National Parks and so called 'conservationists' who believe the bush is best protected by locking people out. As bush lovers and users, we know this to be fundamentally wrong. Most of our public lands are suffering from a total lack of practical management as displayed by the rapid growth in feral animals (cats and pigs are destroying Australia's delicate flora and fauna) and the influx of non-native weeds and vegetation.
We're also very concerned with the 'privatisation' of public lands which consistently sees access barred to all but a few elite groups. As Australians, the bush, the beaches and the waterways belong to all of us. This is our birthright.
Originally the Green movement raised some very important issues that are important to all bush lovers however the last fifteen years have seen this movement become increasingly academic and elitist and out of touch with practical land management. The results, apart from less access to public lands than ever in the history of this country, have been almost catastrophic.
It's ridiculous in a country as huge as Australia with such a small population to gate people out of bush lands. Unlock Australia is dedicated to reversing this trend, to suggest and promote better ways of managing public lands and to involve all bush lovers in the care and maintenance of our country.
To do this Unlock Australia will raise money to spend on raising awareness and holding rallies and protests across the nation. ULA exists to bring all lovers of our outdoors together as a united front against the current mind set of exclusion. We will do this by encouraging National Parks, State Forests and the Department of Primary Industries to open up our lands to recreational users. We will also promote and encourage love and respect for our shared national resource and educate people in sustainable bush use.
- public land (national parks, state forests, stock routes and waterways) belongs to all Australians.
- that sustainable and responsible land management should achieve a balance between recreation and conservation.
- that free camping areas throughout Australia should be encouraged and increased for the benefit of all travellers.
- that more provisions and allowances should be made for people touring with caravans, motorhomes and camper trailers.
- that Indigenous people's should be helped and encouraged to open their lands to travellers in order to benefit financially as well as promoting integration.
- that the economic and health benefits of outdoor recreation are both viable and essential to a strong Australia.
- that any legislation, government bodies and organisations hindering outdoor recreation needs to be identified and fought on every level.
Australia, with our huge and diverse public lands, should lead the world in offering outdoor recreation activities and free camping possibilities. As other countries shrink with the burdens of population, our country has the potential to grow an exceptionally viable outdoor recreation industry as well as maintaining our Australian way of life.
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