We need everyone to write one email. That's all!
It must be sent before April 4 2011
Re: Response to Draft Mount Coolum National Park Management Plan 2011
Attention: The Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability
I am writing to respond to the Draft Mount Coolum National Park Management Plan 2011.
[Now here comes your writing. There is just the one action we need to concentrate on:
Action A28: Declare cliff-based activities a special activity under the Nature Conservation (Protected Area Management) Regulation 2006 in the area shown in Appendix A, Map2.
The key points to discuss:
Point 1 (good), you agree/support/think awesome/ the idea of managing the park for its unique/cool/awesome/magic conservation values. You absolutely support the development of climbing as a sustainable activity and would chastise/beat-up/persuade fellow climbers who did otherwise.
Point 2 (bad!), the way in which special activities are managed using permits, insurance and compulsory peak body membership is "at odds with how the climbing community works" / "just plain sucks" / "will be ignored" / "will cause conflict with the rangers" / "will set climbing back twenty years" / "will impede the progress of our young sports climbing athletes" /"is at odds with the declared aim of promoting nature-based recreation" / "is at odds with the Premiers Q2 Vision by placing barriers to outdoor recreation" / "discriminates against climbers as valid stake holders in the outdoor recreation community" / "a bureaucratically lazy way of dealing with the management issues" / "set to fail"]
|Enjoying the social scene, enjoying nature. This is what climbing life is all about.|
Pic is of me trying Evel Kenevil 29.