Embargoed areas near Ballarat for the 2015 Australian Championships Carnival and the 2015 Australian Secondary Schools Championships:
Please alert your club/team members. Enquiries, or to notify any suspected transgressions: email@example.com or mobile 0419 559 129.
The areas embargoed as at March 2015 are set out below. The only circumstances under which these might change is if a mapped area becomes unavailable, which is unlikely at this stage.
The whole of the Creswick Forest between the Invermay – White Swan Road and the Creswick – Bungaree Road is embargoed until Sunday 4 October 2015. This includes, but is not limited to, old maps called Slaty Creek, Cotty Creek, Petticoat Gully, Creswick Diggings and White Swan. Note that Nerrina/Little Bendigo and St Georges Lake are NOT embargoed. However, potential competitors in 2015 Australian Championships should be very careful not to stray across those roads named above, into the embargoed areas. The roads themselves are not embargoed.
Borhoney Ghurk Common, namely the stand-alone section of the Lal Lal State Forest south of Mount Doran and west of the West Moorabool River is embargoed until Monday 5 October 2015. This does NOT include Bungal State Forest, as labeled on Melway X911 C3 (2012 Edition), mapped for orienteering variously as Bunjil, Bungal and Long Forest (near Long Forest Road).
Mount Helen Campus of Federation University is embargoed until after the Schools Sprint Race on Monday afternoon 28 September 2015. No formal or informal orienteering training or practice should take place on the campus. Anyone intending to participate in the Australian Schools Championships should avoid the campus completely, unless they are an enrolled student of the University attending university activities or facilities in their role as a student of the university. The Canadian Forest north of Greenhills Road is NOT embargoed and may provide training opportunities for sprint orienteering (Mount Clear Secondary College) and bush orienteering.
Deep Creek, being the southern section of the Sandon Forest, including Deep Creek Road and the section of forest between Deep Creek Road and Creswick – Newstead Road is embargoed until after the Australian Schools Relay Championships on Wednesday 30 October (except for participation in the Australian Schools Individual Championship and the Public Event on Tuesday 29 September 2015). No potential participant in the Australian Schools Championships should travel along Deep Creek Road by vehicle, bicycle, or on foot, or enter the forest south of the Creswick – Newstead Road. A Victorian State Series event will be held at Sandon on Sunday 17 May 2015, north of the Creswick – Newstead Road. This will provide an opportunity to experience similar terrain to Deep Creek. Competitors in that event who stick to the line of their course on the day and do not run off the map for that event will NOT breach the embargo.
St Patrick’s College Ballarat is embargoed. No formal or informal orienteering training or practice should take place on the campus. Anyone intending to participate in the 2015 Australian Sprint Championships should avoid the campus completely, unless they are an enrolled student of the College attending school activities or facilities in their role as a student of the College, or unless they are on other official College business. Contact Eureka Orienteers for suggestions for sprint training near Ballarat.
Mark Hennessy, Convenor, Bush Orienteering Committee, Orienteering Victoria
firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 0419 559 129.