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What's Happening

Insurance discounts for members

Watch the newsletters for updates on this exciting new partnership with Club 4x4. Exclusively available to members of 4WD NSW ACT INC. If you have insurance due before the details are finalised please contact Maggie office@4wdnow.com

First Aid Training

In partnership with Red Cross we offer first aid courses at reduced prices for our members and their families. Our fantastic relationship with ARB, has allowed us to negotiate a great price to include an ARB snake bite kit for the first 100 members.

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(COCO) - Crookwell Showground

Save the date for our annual Camp Oven Cook Off, or COCO for short. This year was such a success that it will be back next year. June 11th - 13th 2022. Mega Raffle, Cook Off & Dinner. Don't miss out on the fun, ask for a Camp Oven for Christmas and start practicing.

Changes to processing of C.V.S

There have been some changes in the ACMC. Postal details and payment details are affected.

In-person processing is available. Please check with the ACMC for the details.

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9th 10th 11th September 2022

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.

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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.

Happy animals

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 reopening soon

And so it begins....

In 2010 a rockfall at Monaghans Bluff cracked the road and it became impassable. The NSW government provided $2m to Bathurst Regional Council to see the road reopened, which will see a 2km detour around the top of the escarpment. Some land has been acquired to divert the track around the Bluff to avoid future falls.

Work is well under way

The work is expected to take less than 12 months. This is a huge win for families, anglers, riders, campers, adventurers and 4WD enthusiasts. This will grow tourism in the local area and provide a huge economic boost for the region. Re-linking Hill End with Bathurst after so many years is a win for local residents.

A win for all users.

There is much excitement generated by this announcement within the local community and user groups. A big thank you to (Left to Right), Sam Farraway (MLA Bathurst), Hon Paul Toole (State Member for Bathurst), Bobbie Bourke (BRC, Mayor), Roger Pollett (4wd NSW & ACT, Land Projects).

Lost City - Graffiti Removal

Thoughtless people

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.

Hard workers

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.

Safety talk

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.

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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!

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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.

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Homestead Restoration by Grafton & Districts 4wd Club

Cunglebung Homestead

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.

Circa 1850

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.

Delegates are invited to attend our upcoming meetings. Watch the newsletters for details.

Platinum partners

"taking the family into the bush - there's true value in that"

- Robin, Aboriginal Elder, Coffs Harbour June 2019.

4WD NSW & ACT INC.

An Association for all four wheel drivers. The peak user group representing organised 4WD clubs to state and industry organisations plus local and state government bodies.