Letter to the Editor

Here we go, a flexing of entitled, dictatorial muscle.
A little practice run for Vic – by some ambiguous claim …

A popular campsite renowned for its surf beach and coastal walking trails has been closed over concerns an Aboriginal site and its artefacts were impacted by camping activities.

Bear Gully Campground, located within the Cape Liptrap Coastal Park, (Wilsons Promontory), south of Melbourne has been closed until May 7 by the state government’s peak body for the management of National Parks, Parks Victoria. Beach access to the campsite has also been blocked.

The sudden closures comes after advice that camping and recreational activities within the park may have impacted an Aboriginal place and its artefacts.

“Parks Victoria is working with First Peoples – State Relations (FP-SR) to investigate and assess potential impacts on cultural heritage at this site,” a public notice on the Bear Gully Campground website states.


From Phil