On 10/05/2013 technogeekery wrote:
>I was reading some stuff over on the 'Taco about Ball's Pyramid, and was
>wondering what became of this PoM. Bump for an interesting topic, and an
>From NSW Environment & Heritage, this is extracted from the PLan of Management
>adopted in 2010:
>"Except with the permission of the Board for management or research purposes,
>access (for both visitors and residents) will not be permitted to the
>following areas... - any of the offshore islands, apart from Roach Island
>and Blackburn Island"
>"Recreational rock climbing is prohibited on Balls Pyramid and on areas
>walking tracks (e.g. on the cliff above the Lower Road). Elsewhere on
>the island it
>requires either permission from the Board or the services of a licensed
>applications for rock climbing have been received in recent times and
>it is generally
>believed that the geology of most cliff faces is too unstable to permit
>Climbing to access research sites (e.g. on Balls Pyramid) or for management
>purposes (e.g. weeding on cliffs) can occur, subject to the Board’s approval."
>You can download a copy of the PoM from http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/parkmanagement/LordHoweIslandPomFinal.htm
Obviously nothing has changed for the better or for that matter progressed on the issue.
This is not unusual for the parry o'feral gubmint in my opinion...