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COCO 2023 May 20 and 21st Crookwell
Camp Oven Cook Off is back for 2023. Hop over to our member benefits website and book your tickets right now. Sign up for the Cook Off and show off your cooking skills.
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Insurance discounts for members
4WD NSW and ACT Inc have partnered with Club 4X4 to bring you a discount offer on insurance for your 4X4, Camper Trailer, Caravan and Slide-on Camper.
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8th 9th 10th September 2023
Did you know the show is wholly owned by the members of 4WD NSW & ACT? Showcasing our clubs and promoting 4WDriving as a legitimate recreation. Supporting the 4wd industry, worth in excess of $2 Billion to the NSW economy.
Straps Up High Program
Making a difference
On 20 November, about 40 members of the Wagga Wagga Four Wheel Drive Club Inc visited Altina Wildlife Park at Darlington Point to present around 180 straps and slings to benefit the animals of the Park as part of the state-wide 4WD NSW and ACT Straps up High project.
The straps and slings (weighing about 450kg) were obsolete ones kindly donated by Rodney's Transport Services, The Riverina Co-Operative Society Ltd and club members, with club members John and Brenda Moore co-ordinating the effort.
Helping because you can
Not only will these straps benefit the animals and the wildlife park, the environment will also benefit because the straps will not end up in landfill. A certificate, which is now on proud display in the Altina visitors centre, was presented to Altina to mark the occasion.
The Bridle Track re-linking Hill End with Bathurst
And so it begins....
In 2010 a rockfall at Monaghans Bluff cracked the road and made it impassable. The NSW government provided $2m to Bathurst Council to see the road reopened. Some land needed to be acquired to divert the track the 2km around Monaghan’s Bluff. This diversion will avoid future rockfalls and make the road safer.
A win for all users.
After so many years closed, there is much excitement generated by the work in progress and the anticipated reopening date. This is a huge win for residents, families, adventurers, anglers, campers, riders, and 4WD enthusiasts. This will grow tourism in the local area and provide a much needed economic boost for the region.
Bridle Track reopens 13.02.23
The Bridle Track has officially reopened today, finally re-linking Hill End with Bathurst. The official reopening on the track was attended by the Hon Paul Toole (State Member for Bathurst), with invited guests Craig Thomas (President) and Roger Pollett (Lands Projects) from 4WD NSW and ACT Inc.
Lost City - Graffiti Removal
CWF 4WD Club gave up a lazy Sunday at home with the kids to clean up mess left by others. It's important to do this quickly because if left, others with add their "tags" to it.
Club members brought rags, brushes, buckets and carted up the water to clean the orange paint left behind by selfish people. Our clubs promote "leave nothing behind" philosophy.
Natural beauty restored
Doing this teaches our children to be better than the people that left the orange paint. The Lost City is a beautiful area on the Newnes Plateau that is there for us all to enjoy.
Clean Up of Towradgi & Fairy Meadow Beaches by Southern Region Clubs
Clubs working together
On March 1st, Clean Up Australia Day, the Black Diamond Recreational 4wd Club Inc and the Illawarra Suzuki 4wd Club joined forces to clean up Towradgi Beach and Fairy Meadow Beach through to Puckeys Reserve Wollongong.
Leave nothing but footprints
The two clubs were granted special permission to drive the beaches for the registered Clean Up Australia Day Event. A long day in the sun cleaning up two beaches with 10 vehicles and 17 people signed up to help.
Rubbish collected consisted of the usual bottles and plastics but they also came across 4 lounge chairs dumped up high in the dunes that they removed. Once again these beautiful beaches are safe and rubbish free.
Clean Up - Olney and Wyong State Forests
3 clubs got together
One large group headed off to an area of Wyong State Forest along with large trailers and the Forest Corp truck while the two other groups headed off to Curtis Road and Tobins Road with their trailers. It is amazing the amount and type of rubbish people dispose of in the bush. Everything from bicycle frames, tyres, children’s toys, building materials, car parts, clothes and a large plastic swimming pool among other things were extracted and taken to the tip.
A traditional sausage sizzle
By lunch time workers and loads of rubbish began to trickle in to the BBQ area.
The superbly prepared sausage sandwiches were gratefully demolished and the cold soft drinks and water hit the spot.
A silent auction which raised $50 for Camp Quality was held for a 2.3 litre pail of honey donated by a local beekeeper who turned up and praised our efforts.
Some facts and figures:
45 people, including 5 kids, 8 trailers, 1 truck, removed 6.2 tonnes of rubbish including approximately 100 tyres from the bush.
3 Four Wheel drive Clubs attended: Forest Corporation provided a truck and driver. The Report Illegal Dumping Squad sent two investigators. Well Done Everyone!
Chichester SF - Telegherry camp ground rehabilitation
What needed to be achieved
The Telegherry Camp Ground within the Chichester State Forest had sustained significant damage through an inconsiderate act of vandalism from irresponsible people on a recent weekend of destruction at the Telegherry Camp Ground during a wet weather event.
Getting the work done
After lunch, concreting the bollards took place and the continuation of flattening out the campground using a vehicle doing reverse circle work slowly towing around a makeshift leveller to flatten out the wheel ruts then spread the grass seed as evenly as possible.
The work crew
Clubs from 3 regions responded to the call. Port Hunter 4wd, Black Diamond 4wd, Triple Diamond 4wd, Era Recreational, Crossed Up 4wd, and CWF 4wd.
There was also a local resident, Jamieson Reading who wanted to assist in the rehabilitation of the area.
Homestead Restoration by Grafton & Districts 4wd Club
Maintenance Day - March 31st 2019
The homestead was established around the 1850's, one of the first routes from Glen Innes to Grafton.
The Grafton & Districts 4wd Club has been working with National Parks and Wildlife Services for over 15 years to get this piece of Clarence Valley history to where it is today. Another cracker of a day to attend to Cunglebung Homestead.
Twice a year club members attend to mowing, whipper snipping and tidying up around this homestead.
The Club has most members registered as NPW&S Volunteers, they give freely of their time and equipment to perform this task, this is also behind locked gates as are other huts that the club helps to maintain. The drought has gripped the area, many of the creeks & springs have run dry, the country is hurting.
After years of hardwork
These days are a great opportunity for our members to get out, especially after an extreme fire season that has prevented the club from traveling many of tracks and trails that we like to frequent.
Written by Jon Kenny, President of Grafton & District 4wd Club.
Thank you to the members of the Grafton & Districts 4wd Club for your time and your effort.
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Quarterly SUNDAY May 21 2023 - Crookwell Showground. 9am start. Camp Oven Cook Off is this weekend. Book your campsite.... only $30 per person for 3 nights and Lunch on Sunday. Go to Benefits website for tickets and information.
Quarterly Aug 19 - Southern Region, TBC
Quarterly & AGM Nov 18th - Liverpool Catholic Club.
Quarterly Feb 17 2024
"taking the family into the bush - there's true value in that"
- Robin, Aboriginal Elder, Coffs Harbour June 2019.