Off-Road Vehicle Management

Protecting coastal ecosystems from the impacts of off-road vehicles

Increased Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) ownership and unmanaged activity along our coastline is a major threat to the NAR’s valuable coastal ecosystems.

NACC aims to reduce the impacts of unmanaged ORV use through education, protective measures and the increased provision of facilities for ORV users.

North Guilderton Coastal Restoration

At North Guilderton, interpretive signage provides advice for driving in sand, whilst also outlining the conservation values of the area.  Cable fencing also protects the most vulnerable areas and revegetation projects will assist in repairing degraded areas.

North Guilderton Coastal Restoration Site Plan Stage 2 (2014-2015)

North Guilderton Coastal Restoration Site Plan Stage 1 (2013-2014)

Off-road Vehicles Coastal Camping Workshop – September 2012

Illegal coastal camping is also placing increased pressure on coastal environments. Coastal managers across the region are required to commit increasing resources to managing ORVs and illegal camping. In response to this, the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC), with funding from Coastwest, convened a full day workshop to discuss ORV and coastal camping management.

ORV & Coastal Camping Workshop Outcomes Report

Off-road Vehicles Areas in the NAR Feasibility Study – February 2015

An outcome of the 2012 workshop was the recognition that a lack of more environmentally suitable and legal alternatives was impeding the management of the issue.

Subsequently Coastwest funding was secured to explore the feasibility of establishing one or more areas of land within the NAR as a ‘Permitted Area’ under the Control of Vehicles (Off-Road Areas) Act 1978 – CV(OA)A — and developing that land as an Off Road Vehicle Area (ORVA).

Off-road Vehicle Areas in the NAR Feasibility Study


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