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Code Off-road launches into gear PDF Print E-mail
Code Off-road: Albany      The South Coast Vehicle Working Group subcommittee of SCMG has been working to develop better educational products around the use of vehicles in the coastal zone.
   The “Code Off-road” was launched by the SCMG & South Coast NRM in August 2013 at the WA State Coastal Conference in Esperance.
   The series of Code Off-road brochures, initially completed for the Denmark & Albany areas, highlight and map three areas around each settlement where 4WD vehicles can access stunning coastal reserves.
   Information is provided on ways to drive lightly to respect our fragile coastal environment and pass on a few driving tips to make sure everyone gets home safely.
   Download an A3 version from our Publications page.
Last Updated ( Friday, 31 October 2014 )
Event: Off-Roading around the Hopetoun Coast PDF Print E-mail
Off-roading around the Hopetoun Coast 2012The “Off-Roading around the Hopetoun Coast” event held on Sat 10th November 2012 attracted an audience keen to learn and discuss riding and 4WD activities. Approximately 30 attendees shared knowledge about:
  • safe and responsible recreation in coastal environments
  • what activities are allowed where
  • the practicalities of safe riding, driving and helping others
A vehicle washdown was simulated to highlight the spots to ensure are clean, so that you don’t carry soil (and deadly dieback) with you when you're enjoying the coast.
Last Updated ( Friday, 31 October 2014 )
Southern Shores Regional Forum 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Southern Shores Regional Forum 2011The Southern Shores Regional Forum was held in Denmark in Aug-Sep 2011, and involved 79 individuals (61 volunteers) over two days. Participants and community groups actively involved in coastcare activities were attracted to share their experiences and achievements.

Field site visits added practical value and realistic case studies to the presentations and discussions about projects and coastal issues. We went to:
  • Torbay DunesTorbay Dunes, hosted by the Elleker Progress & Sporting Association, National Green Jobs and the City of Albany
  • Dunksy Track West Cape Howe National Park, hosted by the Dept Environment & Conservation – Albany District and Great Southern Institute of Technology
  • Peaceful Bay, hosted by the Peaceful Bay Progress Association
Full program  (949kB)
Presenters also discussed their coastal projects during presentations at the Shire and Centre for Sustainable Living. What an amazing breadth of coastal projects underway!
Last Updated ( Friday, 31 October 2014 )
Vehicle forum & SCMG meeting in Bremer Bay PDF Print E-mail

In Oct 2010, SCMG convened the Vehicles in the Coastal Zone 2010 Regional Forum in Bremer Bay. Attendees included South Coasters and counterparts from the South West with an interest in developing strategies to respond to concerns about managing vehicles Shire of Jerramungup CEO Bill Parker receives SCMG's award from Cr Don Lansdownin the coastal zone.

The final SCMG meeting for the year was held the following day, and the WA Coastal Award (which SCMG won for Southern Shores) was passed on to Shire of Jerramungup CEO Bill Parker.

A handful of SCMG members visited the Wellstead Estuary on Fri afternoon and observed the birds and traffic on the sandbar.Vehicles in the Coastal Zone 2010 Regional ForumGroup dinner following the vehicle forumSCMG meeting Bremer Bay 29th Oct 2010Red-capped Plovers on the Wellstead Estuary sandbar

Last Updated ( Friday, 31 October 2014 )
Site visit - West Beach & Two Mile PDF Print E-mail

Hopetoun hosts: Jan Bill & DonIn September 2010, the Shire of Ravensthorpe hosted a site visit to West Beach and Two Mile Beach near Hopetoun.

Pedestrian access to West Beach has recently been improved and includes a defined and consolidated path with steps, a raised deck and platform with stairs onto the beach.

Planned works to respond to damage caused by motorised vehicles, horse traffic along pedestrian access and vandalism of infrastructure at Two Mile was outlined; some of this will be implemented in early 2011 as part of SCMG's Coastwest '10 project.

Recently completed path at West Beach

West Beach access

SCMG members at West Beach

Bill Auburn discusses beach access at Two Mile

Last Updated ( Sunday, 06 February 2011 )
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