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Vic Parks Camping Fee Proposal 25-Feb-2014 At 9:12:34 AM salty crag
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On 25/02/2014 Wendy wrote:
>Should I send them a grumpy email?
>
>"Congratulations on your highly considered consultation of the community
>on the camping fee structure. I really appreciate when I do not even receive
>an acknowledgement of my submission and your outcome appears to ignore
>the view of the many submissions I know to have been sent. I am curious
>as to how much community support you found for this proposal from your
>process. I appreciate that it will be highly successful for the rehabilitation
>of the Grampians after the latest fires however, as many people will be
>deterred from going by the exorbitant cost of camping. That is certainly
>a great strategy to reduce the impact of people.
>
>Of course, these fee do not have to effect me greatly as I live close
>enough to the Grampians to just drive home. And in preference to paying
>$50 for a campsite for 2, I will just drive home. And if I didnít, I would
>pay for roofed accommodation such as Mt Zero Log Cabins for $60 in preference.
> I am not against camping fees per se, but these fees are unreasonable
>and will only lead to further fee avoidance. Maximising revenue should
>really be about setting fees that people will recognise as good value,
>feel is fairly shared across all user groups and will thus happily pay.
>Good luck in recouping the cost of camping that you are concerned about
>with the decrease in business and increase in policing costs."

Well put Wendy. Send it in anyway and see if you get a reply. Unfortunately I think we all wasted our time with our submissions as they clearly new what they were going to do from the start and the consultation was a farce.

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