Restricted use inevitable
It may be just the minority causing issues, but that’s enough for authorities to enforce more regulations on users of our Murray River Parks with the release of the final River Red Gum Parks Management Plan later this year.
Most problems appear to be close to towns situated along the river as they attract more transient campers looking to avoid the cost of accommodation while they temporarily stay and work in the local area. Other problems exist such as campers reserving their favourite spots for days sometimes weeks on end.
Rubbish issues have also been an ongoing and growing concern for authorities, again increasing the need for a more regulated approach.
The management plan is not aiming to completely ban camping or other uses it simply aims for best practice to sustainably manage the parks while at the same time protecting one of Australia’s iconic landscapes so everyone can continue enjoying it for generations to come.