Thursday, 23 June 2022

Constituency questions

Western Victoria Region

Western Victoria Region

Mrs McARTHUR (Western Victoria) (12:44): (1870) My question is to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and regards advice given by Parks Victoria to climbers in the Grampians, specifically:

A rope may be used to assist hikers on a designated trail. However, the use of additional equipment outside of a designated climbing area is not permitted.

Carabiners, slings, belays, stoppers and camming devices are apparently banned despite leaving no trace. Serious accidents may occur if essential safety equipment is not carried by climbers fearing prosecution. Minister, will you urgently review this extremely dangerous policy advice and, if not, will you accept responsibility and liability for any injuries that occur?