MVO tracks reopened

Grumpy

Moderator
Hi to all, I was just reading in our local paper that 481 MVO (management vehicles only) tracks have been reopened 281 to 4x4 affiliated clubs & 200 to the general public.

This still leaves over 1000 tracks closed but does show that there is hope that more will be opened in the future. This I believe is a step in the right direction.

Apparently the reasoning behind this is that if more people use these tracks they will remain clear of fallen trees and such as the 4x4 community clear tracks as they go. This would allow easier access for fire crews after Bushfires and for Inspecting areas.

This would also make way for DSE to do more appropriate work such as fuel reduction burns ect. The article also states that one of the reasons was for fire fighters safty.

I have no idea where these tracks are apart from what they say and that is they are in Wilderness areas and from what I read into it they are right across the State.:D
 

Davidman

5th Annual Victorian Gathering member
Hi Grumpy

I was reading something similar. Apparently late March 09, they will be providing a list to 4WD clubs of which tracks are opening. I have copied / pasted an exert from http://www.tlcv.org.au/pdf%20DOWNLOADS/FWDV%20-%20E%20News%20February%202009.pdf

MANAGEMENT VEHICLE ONLY TRACK ACCESS
In a letter to me from Mark Stone CEO Parks Victoria dated 19th February 2009 he writes:
"I am delighted to be able to attach 2 original documents of the final agreement between Parks Victoria and Four Wheel Drive Victoria allowing access to many of the Management Vehicle Only tracks that exist under the National Parks Act.
This agreement will fulfil a significant government policy commitment from the 2006 election and further will complete the recommendations to the government in the ENRC report following the 2006 Great Divide Fires on this matter.
I understand 4 Wheel Drive Victoria and Parks Victoria will continue to work together to review the MVO tracks that are available to be used under this agreement. As a result of the process to establish this agreement, over 200 tracks have been deemed to be no longer required as MVO's and will be open to public use, and over 400 tracks that are currently MVO will be available to your association to be used in accordance with this agreement."
It is my pleasure to advise that we will make the list of tracks available to clubs and we will advise on the process for access during March 2009.

If I see anything further, I will post it here.

David
 

TUFF IFS LUX

Active Member
Id love to see a list of those opened to the public and club use respectively.

might be worth actually starting a 4x4 club and getting it registered with 4wdv to be able to use the large number of newly opened tracks
 

LowLux

Moderator
Well there ya go, finally some level headed reasoning. Thanks for the info Grumpy, always good to know.
 

Patriot

Administrator
The big problem with forming a club is that there are a range of requirements that need to be met to be considered a club. Club membership means a fee needs to be charged to each member to cover costs with 4WDV.

If there was enough interest, we could look at forming a club through the website. I think that club membership will certainly be more attractive if the MVO tracks idea really takes hold.

James
 

Grumpy

Moderator
The big problem with forming a club is that there are a range of requirements that need to be met to be considered a club. Club membership means a fee needs to be charged to each member to cover costs with 4WDV.

If there was enough interest, we could look at forming a club through the website. I think that club membership will certainly be more attractive if the MVO tracks idea really takes hold.

James

Just my two bobs worth, I'm not sure if a club is the way to go but I have been known to be wrong before( but not often) I personnally think the forum is going along great the way it is and people are coming together all the time with no problems, I think what we have is great and as they say "why touch it if it's not Broken" CHEERS
 

BUSHNUT

Well-Known Member
Hell , don't tell me that a single light bulb has come to life in the department of sparks and embers . The greenies have been very noticably quiet since Black Saturday and maybe the class actions pending might have brought reason into those forementioned camps .
 

phs

Well-Known Member
well last time i spoke to parks vic reguarding some trks in the otways that where closed listed on maps as seasonal rd. they said there MVO trks but will soon be opened to 4x4 clubs . the thing is they wer'nt listed on maps as MVO so there probly just reopening some trks they recently changed to MVO's ? who knows? find out soon when the list shows up cant wait
 

Trunksnsuch

New Member
The weekend of 25/26th April, the first group has travelled MVO tracks in the Otways via the new system. Waiting to hear the result filter through.
 

tima

New Member
List of MVO tracks

I have list of Tracks am trying to work out how to attatch them:) THink i got it . :D
 

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phs

Well-Known Member
very good !!!!

its a shame you have to be part of a 4x4 club thow ....

maybe starting a 4x4 earth club would be a good idea..
 

Grumpy

Moderator
Tima thanks for the update looks like u nearly have to be a member of a 4WD club but even then there's no guarantee u will get access.
 

myg600

New Member
Looks like vic is going the same way as qld. only regestered 4wd clubs are allowed to drive on state parks traks and then they need a day pass issued by qld parks, noting the name of the club and how many vehicles will be using the traks
 

Davidman

5th Annual Victorian Gathering member
Hopefully it doesnt go that way in Vic.

The majority of 4WDrivers are responsible and look after the place. It is only the minority that stuff it up for everyone else, and just because it is gated or MVO only, just means that this minority will find another way onto the track and still stuff it up.

Thats my 2 cents worth anyway
 

knot_gillty

Active Member
Hopefully it doesnt go that way in Vic.

The majority of 4WDrivers are responsible and look after the place. It is only the minority that stuff it up for everyone else, and just because it is gated or MVO only, just means that this minority will find another way onto the track and still stuff it up.

Thats my 2 cents worth anyway

Exactly right David. The idiot minority will always find ways to stuff it up for the rest of us.
 
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