An important message from the Parks Victoria Area Chief Ranger in Omeo commenting on the excellent work recently done in his region by two of our clubs but unfortunately alerting us to track closures being put in place due to safety reasons. Please understand that these actions are regretfully put in place with knowledge that it will upset some of our 4wd fraternity who visit this region.   

"The Yarra Valley and Mid-Week clubs have done a great job up here, covering heaps of tracks and opening things up for visitors and fire access.

The Yarra Valley guys had a go at Cobberas Track but it has now eroded and deteriorated to a state where it has become unsafe and is now impassable.  MacFarlanes Flat Track and Ingeegoodbee Track are in the same condition.  

At the moment these three tracks are closed to all vehicles, and it could be quite some time before we can find the funding source and be able to complete the necessary values checks etc before these tracks can hopefully be repaired and reopened.   

Unfortunately at this stage, it seems the 3 tracks are unlikely to be reopened in the next 12 months and it is difficult to estimate a time frame for reopening. I understand this is likely to be a source of frustration for many 4WD enthusiasts who have enjoyed the challenges of these double black diamond tracks in the past.   

I’ll keep you posted on any developments from our neck of the woods."