Wu­ruma Dam

Central and North Burnett Times - - VOICE OF THE BURNETT -

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.

JILLANNE

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