Clermont GPA Status

Isaac Regional Council advice is that as from 25th August 2017, there is no longer a requirement to purchase a Fossicking Kit to access Clermont GPAs. Please call Council office 1300 47 22 27 for any enquiries or see http://bit.ly/2wOaeJW

QPWS Advice as at 23.04.18

"Please note that Timber Harvesting is occurring in a section of Four Mile West General Permission Area and that this section is not accessible to the general public or fossickers. The closed section is marked with yellow signage indicating “Do not enter – Forest Harvesting Area”. The areas in Four Mile West not being harvested for timber remain open to fossickers and the general public."

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Two new GPAs in Blair Athol State Forest, Clermont
OPENED Friday 30th March 2018

Birimgan (West) 1827 ha
Access via Brigalow, Laglan or Western Creek Road

Four Mile (West) 2520 ha
Access via Laglan Road opposite Brigalow Road

*Note freehold land within these adjoining Four Mile GPAs - at all times please respect landholders privacy, livestock and property when traversing GPAs.*

  • New signage is now in place - all obsolete Forestry signage to be removed
  • Traverse new GPAs via existing gates and access tracks
  • Take greater care during exploratory drives and whilst prospecting through unfamiliar country eg. use of GPS and/or two way radio to ensure personal safety.
  • Exercise care around old workings and mineshafts
  • Further access tracks to be assessed and constructed over next 12-18 months.
  • Report any observed issues to QPWS Clermont office 07 4983 1211 eg. trees across tracks or fences, dangerous shafts etc

The new GPA maps and full list of Conditions are available here https://www.qld.gov.au/r…/activities/fossicking/central-gold 
Further research is advisable: http://qtopo.dnrm.qld.gov.au/Mobile/

*Respect livestock, property, the environment and your fellow prospectors at all times. *

 

GPAStatusNotices
Bathampton  OPEN  Leave gates as found. Remove all rubbish. Refill all holes
Birimgan (East)  OPEN  Leave gates as found. Remove all rubbish. Refill all holes
Birimgan (West) OPEN  Leave gates as found. Remove all rubbish. Refill all holes
Black Ridge  OPEN  Leave gates as found. Remove all rubbish. Refill all holes
Bottom Apsley  CLOSED  Permanent closure from 1st of March
Four Mile (East)  OPEN  Leave gates as found. Remove all rubbish. Refill all holes
Four Mile (West)  OPEN with care  Partial closure for Timber Harvesting.  
 Leave gates as found. Remove all rubbish. Refill all holes
McDonald Flat  OPEN  Leave gates as found. Remove all rubbish. Refill all holes
McMasters  OPEN  Leave gates as found. Remove all rubbish. Refill all holes
Museum Reserve  OPEN  Remove all rubbish. Refill all holes
Town Reserve  OPEN

 Remove all rubbish. Refill all holes

Last updated 23/04/2018
 

QPWS advice: "There is no impediment in the Fossicking Act 1994 for an owner to withdraw permission for fossicking to occur and from the 01 March 2018 general permission to allow fossicking with the Bottom Apsley GPA has been withdrawn. Subsequently the Bottom Apsley GPA within the Blair Athol State Forest is permanently closed. This means that fossicking is not permitted but it does not restrict access to the State forest for other appropriate recreational purposes."

Please complete our GPA Awareness Survey to provide feedback to local Council and government departments and support our efforts to increase access to Clermont's State Forests for recreational prospectors.

https://goo.gl/forms/XAtOdK2tfNaKtjIh2

For advice about the current status of Clermont GPAs in State Forests, please contact the following government officers:

Caleb Bailey

006 Ranger – Clermont Base - Capricornia
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Department Environment and Sciences
Ph: 07 4983 1211
Email: Caleb.Bailey@des.qld.gov.au
10 Jambina Street, Clermont, 4721 | PO Box 468, Clermont, QLD, 4721

Peter Moore

Principal Ranger, Capricornia
Central Queensland Region - Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Department Environment and Sciences
P 07 4936 0101
Email: Peter.Moore@des.qld.gov.au
61 Yeppoon Rd, Nth Rockhampton | PO Box 3130, Nth Rockhampton 4701


Jason Turner

Principal Mining Registrar - Small Scale Mining Hub
Mining and Petroleum Operations | Minerals & Energy Resources
Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
Ph: 07 4987 9372 
Email: jason.turner@dnrme.qld.gov.au

99 Hospital Road, Emerald QLD 4720 | PO Box 245, Emerald, QLD 4720

John Tolhurst

Manager Assessment, Small Scale Mining Assessment Hub
Statewide Operations | Minerals & Energy Resources
Department of Natural Resources Mines and Energy

T: 07 4936 0162
EJohn.Tolhurst@dnrme.qld.gov.au | W: http://dnrme.qld.gov.au
A: Building E, 25 Yeppoon Rd, Parkhurst 4701