Grampians Community Update April 24

A short update on some GAWG activities and further information from Parks Victoria. They have sent us copies of maps that enlarge the northern end of SPAs and included legend and grid references. This has been created following feedback and were used this weekend to help engagement activity.

VCC/CliffCare  have a meeting with Parks Victoria next week. We will be discussing the climbing data currently available, and next steps associated with establishing the reference group and the future of the Grampians National Park Management Plan. Parks Victoria and VCC/CliffCare are working together to share spatial information to help park users understand where climbing can and can’t occur. We will take this opportunity to question and discuss further the current closures in place and also follow up on our previous complaints about misinformation being put into the public sphere that adversely affects the reputation of the climbing community.

In the area of Cultural Heritage and Indigenous affairs – After initial contact with a number of Traditional Owner groups, we are working with our Reconcilliation advisor on next steps in this area. Once we have more substantive information we will share.

As always, we ask for your patience whilst we work through a multi layered process that requires thoughtful and respectful engagement.

Education. The launch of CliffCare’s educational campaign is just around the corner. This has been a long time in the making with many people offering their help. More on this soon.

Fundraising and Educational Awareness event. ClimbForGrampians May8 is a climber community initiative which CliffCare has been collaborating on with a number of gyms throughout Victoria and South Australia.

More on this on a separate post.

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GOATFEST PRESENTS ‘Town Hall’ GRAMPIANS COMMUNITY UPDATE

The VCC/CliffCare and the Grampians Access Working Group (GAWG) thank you for your patience. To say ‘there has been a lot going on behind the scenes’ is an understatement. And we understand that it may feel like nothing is happening. We are working on it.

There will be a more extensive community update shared soon but in the meantime –

Every Easter, Goatfest happens in Natimuk. A great opportunity for the climbing community to get together and view films created by climbers. We thought it a great opportunity to have the first of a number of ‘Town Hall’ style events that we have been planning. An opportunity to see what has been happening, hear what work is going on and ask questions. We have been busy.

Presenters:

Simon Madden
Mark Gould
Steve Monks
Tracey Skinner

We’re saving this for last on the night.

Saturday 20th April. Soldiers Memorial Hall, Natimuk

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