Private Property signs on Corang Loop

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Re: Private Property signs on Corang Loop

Postby davidp » Fri 22 Jan, 2021 7:59 pm

Just a heads up that Bushwalking NSW is helping with this matter. Hopefully we will have a zoom meeting in late Feb if anyone is interested. It is important that not just the access issue is addressed but also that the natural wilderness values of Goodsell Creek are preserved
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Re: Private Property signs on Corang Loop

Postby davidp » Sun 28 Feb, 2021 1:51 pm

Just to keep people up to date. Federation of Bushwalking Clubs has made some initial enquiries which have not proved successful. NPWS seems very uninterested. Just planning a zoom meeting if anyone is interested to help plan the next steps. Please PM me. I note many people are still walking into the lagoon and the track is easy to follow. Also people are visiting Goodsell Lookout on the way in via a now well worn track. . No one seems to be camping at the Lagoon any more however which is probably not a bad thing as it has become a little eroded.

Also if anyone wants to buy a block of land (old pine forest) at Cockpit swamp send me a PM. I have heard of some coming up for sale in July. It would be great if someone "eco" bought it with a view to rehabilitation as it currently looks so ugly. The dead pines are currently being removed.

Also : the Keep Corang Open facebook group is about to reach 200 members - Please tell your friends.
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Re: Private Property signs on Corang Loop

Postby wildwanderer » Sun 28 Feb, 2021 7:00 pm

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Re: Private Property signs on Corang Loop

Postby davidp » Fri 17 Dec, 2021 5:55 pm

it is great to see that the facebook group Keep Corang Open has almost reached 300 members. Is anyone interested in a "Back to Corang Lagoon Weekend"? We could celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the walking track to Corang Lagoon. Hopefully we will bump into the owner and be able to request a formal meeting to discuss options and concerns.
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Re: Private Property signs on Corang Loop

Postby davidp » Tue 29 Nov, 2022 9:11 pm

An Update on the sixty year old access track from Wog Wog to Corang Lagoon and plans for a "Walk to Reclaim the Lagoon".
Momentum is growing to seek resumption of the Goodsell Creek wilderness section of the Budawangs that was sold a couple of years back. The secret purchaser has unfortunately refused to even reply to four letters seeking a compromise access solution that have been delivered via authorities. As a result the campaign is now moving into a new phase to increase public awareness of the issue and to hopefully prevent further subdivision and road encroachment into this wilderness. The aim is to secure public access for all for many generations to come. The KEEP CORANG OPEN facebook group now has almost 500 members

We would like to encourage people to walk in there on a new legal northern route to help save the Goodsell Creek catchment from subdivision. Would someone in your club like to lead a day walk or overnight walk to this location? (Possibly on Mon Jan 2nd 2023 but any date is fine ). We can provide all the details the leader might need. A recent Walk to Reclaim the Lagoon attracted 17 people and proved very popular.

For more info see the face book group Keep Corang Open. Please tell your friends and your club.
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Re: Private Property signs on Corang Loop

Postby davidp » Wed 30 Nov, 2022 9:34 pm

Here is some interesting info on wading in a river from NSW DPI website. .
Wading in a river
https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/recr ... ler-access
Wading a River
Section 38 allows anglers to be within the bed of a river or stream. In many areas this allows anglers to wade through whole river reaches quite easily. In some cases the bed of a river may be freehold title however access to these areas for anglers is irrespective of ownership of the river bed . Please note that section 38 does not apply to lakes. In addition to this, many sections of a waterway may be Crown land. In some cases this crown land extends well beyond the bed of a river. These areas of crown land are usually ill defined and often unrecognisable. To find these areas of crown land please contact the nearest NSW Local Crown lands office.

Fishing from the bank
While section 38 offers anglers the right of access for the purpose of fishing, argument often arises with the physical definition of the bed of river. Section 38 of the act clearly states that the bed is that any section which is covered and left bare with the increase of flows other than at times of flood. The definition of where this point is located on a river is often subject to scrutiny. Clearly it is the intent of the legislation to allow access for fishing in some manner other than at times of flood. The Department considers the bed of the river to be that area which is below but within river channel flood level generally this is at the top of each bank and does not extend to areas when the river shifts beyond this point i.e. at times of flood. This area includes most areas of beach or gravel bars or areas considered a waterway defined under the Crown Land Management Act 2016.
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