Entrance fee being reintroduced at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

DarkLadyWolfMother 21 November 2007 5

Although this news was out Monday, I’ve only just found out about it and thought others might have missed it. According to the ABC visitors will again be paying an entrance fee to the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. No date is given as to when this will start.

The prices themselves don’t seem too onerous at $10 per vehicle, and $20 for a year’s worth of entrance. It seems to me that paying $20 on your first visit to the Reserve “just in case’ would be worthwhile.

Apparently the revenue is going to be funding both an “interpretation program” and unspecified “other activities” that are to be run by Conservation Volunteers Australia.

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5 Responses to Entrance fee being reintroduced at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
wrangler wrangler 7:42 pm 05 Apr 09

Went out there today for the “Extravaganza”. Free!
Great place and great volunteers.
Anyone know when/ if the fees come in?

Gerry-Built Gerry-Built 7:46 am 24 Nov 07

are our rates ALREADY paying for maintaining public assets… or do I have the wrong idea about rates?

Mr Evil Mr Evil 11:52 am 21 Nov 07

So much for spending the budget surplus on something useful. 🙁

Thumper Thumper 11:49 am 21 Nov 07

Totally agree with you on that score bourke.

volunteers really get a caning from governments who often see them as a way of saving money.

bourke bourke 11:30 am 21 Nov 07

There are two parts to this story – one is the fees, the other is that operations will be taken over by a volunteer organisation. Conservation Volunteers do great work, but the government should NOT be relying only on volunteers to manage its nature reserves! The management of the park deserves government funding, and people working there deserve more than a warm fuzzy feeling in return for their hard work.

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