IN RESPONSE to your article on Wuruma Dam.
I have seen this happen at other dams where we have stayed over many years.
The southern travellers find out about a free stop and then we locals (ratepayers, Queenslanders) do not have a free place any more for us to go.
South Burnett Council got involved at Boondooma Dam and we can’t afford to go there anymore and a lot of other travellers are the same and now they have found Wuruma and the same will happen there.
Go to other states (like Tasmania), and you have to pay for permits just to park in the car park of a national park.
Queensland Tourism could require permits, and those funds would help maintain these areas.
We like to go to Wuruma Dam because it is handy and we can’t afford much.
I do not see a problem with charging a $5-a -night fee, with a maximum seven nights, and a ranger checking daily, and leaving the facilities as they are.
This situation has been successfully done at Calliope, where one stop is for seven days and the other is three nights.