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Earlier this month, the VCC sent a letter to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gabrielle Williams in response to the interim protection order granted at Taylors Rock / Dec Crag.

Around the World boulder at Arapiles is now off-limits

This site – Around the world boulder – may contain significant Aboriginal cultural heritage that is extremely import to Traditional Owners, who have occupied Dyurrite – known as Mount Arapiles – for thousands of years. To protect the site while there are further investigations by Parks Victoria and Traditional Owners, visitors are advised to not […]

Stakeholder Reference Group 3 Meeting Notes

Hi all, Parks Victoria has released the meeting notes from Stakeholder Reference Group 3, which was held in April as part of the Grampians Land Management Plan process. The first section relates to presentations by PV; the second second relates to feedback from stakeholders.

Interim protection order granted for Taylors Rock / Dec Crag

An interim protection order has been granted for the site known as ‘Dyurrite 1’ at Taylors Rock / Declaration Crag, in the Mount Arapiles – Tooan State Park. The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gabrielle Williams announced the decision on Friday. The interim protection order is valid for three months and can be extended for another […]

Rock Climbing Roundtable 4 update

In response to requests made at Rock Climbing Roundtable 4 on 5 March, Parks Victoria have released updated maps of the SPAs in the Grampians (north and south), a list of names of the SPAs, and a list of the 125 areas assessed for tangible cultural heritage. They have also answered questions arising from the meeting. Key takeaways for climbers from these new […]

Victorian Climbing Management Guidelines

Well-credentialed and very experienced climber Matt Brooks began, a few years ago, to formulate a document that summarised climbing and climbing management best practice. He co-opted appropriately experienced climbers with the requisite knowledge and skills to act as a ‘steering committee’ and to begin to flesh out the contents of such a document. This group […]

Submissions, meetings and some positive steps

1) Call for submissions re a possible interim protection order at Declaration Crag Parks Victoria has sent around the following communication: ‘The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs is considering whether to make an interim protection declaration in relation to a Barengi Gadjin Aboriginal place known as ‘Dyurrite 1’ in Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park.  Dyurrite 1 is […]

Interim Protection Declaration for Taylor’s Rock/Declaration Crag?

The following communication was received on 30th March from Parks Victoria. It relates to the consideration, by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, of an Interim Protection Declaration for Taylor’s Rock/Declaration Crag (at Mount Arapiles). The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs is considering whether to make an interim protection declaration in relation to a Barengi Gadjin Aboriginal […]

Outdoor Bouldering Walls CLOSED

In accordance with guidance coming out from Federal and State Governments, and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, all outdoor Bouldering Walls have been closed. In the interest of public health and safety during this time, we’ve already removed the holds from the Burnley and Footscray walls. The COVID-19 virus has been shown […]

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