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New Regulations at Pinjarra Free Campsite Address Overstaying Issues

In response to the increasing issue of overstaying, the Shire of Murray has implemented new regulations at Pinjarra’s only free campsite located on Pinjarra-Williams Road. These changes come after a noted surge in the number of visitors not adhering to the previously established 24-hour stay limit.

The new rules, which were passed on April 18, extend the mandatory absence period between stays from five nights to 28 days. 

Additionally, the Shire of Murray now holds the authority to permanently ban individuals who exceed the 24-hour stay limit or return before the 28-day period has elapsed. This decision aims to provide more visitors with the opportunity to enjoy the site, which has only 15 available spots.

To further manage the site’s capacity and maintain its appeal, new site regulations now also prohibit campers from hanging clothes to dry, require that all rubbish be removed, and insist that the area be left in a clean and tidy state upon departure. These measures are intended to preserve the campsite’s aesthetics and usability for all visitors.

The Shire of Murray has also allocated AU$40,000 to redevelop the campsite, addressing concerns about its appearance and functionality. The redevelopment plans include leveling the ground, adding gravel, marking out RV bays, and erecting new signage to guide and inform campers, as reported by The Grey Nomads.

Amidst these regulatory changes, Unsworth acknowledged that some individuals using the campsite are experiencing homelessness. This broader social issue is one that other councils have reported at their free sites as well, prompting a need for comprehensive strategies to address unlawful camping and support vulnerable populations.

As communities like the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River begin to consider forming project teams to tackle these issues, the Pinjarra site’s upgrades and new rules represent steps towards creating a more sustainable and equitable camping environment.

With the implementation of these rules and the planned site improvements, the Shire of Murray hopes to enhance the overall experience for campers, ensuring that the Pinjarra free campsite remains a welcoming and fair destination for both locals and visitors alike. 

For more information on the new regulations or to plan a visit, potential campers are encouraged to consult the Shire of Murray’s official website or the Pinjarra campsite’s dedicated webpage.

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FervorCode05
FervorCode05
April 25, 2024 11:18 am

Have you heard about the new rules at Pinjarra’s campsite? The Shire of Murray is stepping up its game to promote responsible camping. I think it’s great that they’re considering educational programs and helping those in need. It’s all about creating a welcoming and sustainable environment for everyone!

ZaraFlicker
ZaraFlicker
April 25, 2024 12:53 pm

Have you heard about the new rules at Pinjarra’s free campsite? They’re not just about camping but also providing support to the homeless. It’s nice to see a compassionate approach in action!

Fragbite2_6h
Fragbite2_6h
April 25, 2024 3:21 pm

Hey campers, exciting news at Pinjarra Free Campsite! New rules to combat overstaying and a community program to involve us in shaping the site’s future. How cool is that?

TulipBloomer79
TulipBloomer79
April 25, 2024 3:35 pm

It’s kinda worrying how, even with the new rules and cash for upgrades at Pinjarra Free Campsite, the camper homelessness problem lingers. We seriously need more support for those in need and better ways to handle the camping situation. Let’s hope for some positive changes soon!

Alex Meadow
Alex Meadow
April 25, 2024 11:42 pm

I reckon it’s great they’re rolling out educational programs for responsible camping! It’s all about keeping the campsite pristine and respecting the new rules. Love how they’re getting the community involved in clean-up events too. Shows true dedication to our camping spot!

KaiLagoon
KaiLagoon
April 26, 2024 12:41 am

Campers at Pinjarra Free Campsite! Guess what? New rules to keep things tidy and cool events for eco-friendly camping are on the way. Exciting upgrades like better BBQ areas and walking trails are coming soon!

StellarID242
StellarID242
April 26, 2024 5:24 am

Did you hear about the cool updates at Pinjarra Free Campsite? They’re adding eco-friendly amenities like solar showers and compost toilets. And a new online booking system is coming soon! Sounds awesome!

Puphound17
Puphound17
April 26, 2024 7:37 am

Have you heard about the updates at Pinjarra Free Campsite? It’s exciting! New rules are in place to tackle overstaying, plus eco-friendly facilities are on the way for a better camping experience.

JazzyGuru77
JazzyGuru77
April 26, 2024 9:26 am

Have you heard about the new rules at Pinjarra’s campsite? The Shire of Murray is really stepping up their game to make the experience better for us campers. Following these guidelines will make sure we all get to enjoy a clean and awesome environment. Let’s do our part!

sunnySophie
sunnySophie
April 26, 2024 12:47 pm

Just sharing some interesting news about Pinjarra’s free campsite. They’re introducing new rules and sprucing up the place with a redevelopment. Plus, they’re thinking about a reservation system to keep things fair and educational materials for responsible camping. Pretty cool, right?

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