The Great Koala National Park.
https://npansw.org/npa/campaigns/great- ... onal-park/
This is what Labor and the Greens (The Watermelon Party) will make happen.The Great Koala National Park will give our dwindling koala population the habitat they need to thrive again. By adding 175,000ha of state forests to existing protected areas to form a 315,000ha reserve in the Coffs Harbour hinterland.
https://www.nbnnews.com.au/2019/03/18/l ... onal-park/
These are the same State Forests all the 4wding in the Coffs Harbour hinterland are done in. Those iconic 4wd tracks will be take up by the Great Koala National Park and lost for all.
We all know what we can and can't do in a National Park just like we know what we can and can't do in a State Forest. That is why the majority of 4wding is done in State Forests. Once National Parks get given control of our State Forest it is only a matter of time before we either get locked out or the tracks are mismanaged to the degree we have no access to the tracks.
While the Coalition (Libs/Nats) are against the GKNP, we can only hope.
What will happen if Labor/Greens get elected then by all accounts they will push for the Great Koala National Park.
As there are Koala's in State Forests, more could be done to work with State Forests and State Forests Policies relating to Koalas to preserve and protect the Koalas. Instead they want to stop the Timber Industry and stop logging.
I am a regular recreational user of our State Forest not just as a 4wder and can see I will not be able to have my recreational lifestyle if the Great Koala National Park goes ahead.
What are peoples thoughts? The Coffs Harbour Hinterland has been in much debate with a few other locations as the best 4wding in NSW. It would be a major loss to the 4wd Community.