Input sought: Road Access Sticky?

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Input sought: Road Access Sticky?

Postby north-north-west » Sun 25 Feb, 2018 8:29 am

I was wondering whether it might not be helpful - and a lot neater - to have a permanent sticky in each state sub-forum for updating road access information to various tracks and reserves. These details are always changing, and it would be easier for everyone if all the info was available in one specific place.

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To get more input, this topic is a global sticky. This is a discussion thread, not the proposed sticky.

The main discussion points seem to be:
* Suggested that there be a sticky for each of the five regions.
* Mainly a link to the land authorities, Parks Victoria, NPWS, PWS, etc.
* A link to the Bureau of Meteorology.
* Limited posts - the links have enough information.
* Maybe make the stickies locked, mods can add information, save clutter.
* If so, have a link to a road closed thread where people can post.
* If appropriate, say when closures are. For example, in Victoria I think it's Queen's Birthday to the Thursday before Cup Day.
* Anything else?

Your views on the above are sought.

Thank you.
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Re: Road Access Sticky?

Postby MrWalker » Sun 25 Feb, 2018 5:21 pm

north-north-west wrote:I was wondering whether it might not be helpful - and a lot neater - to have a permanent sticky in each state sub-forum for updating road access information to various tracks and reserves. These details are always changing, and it would be easier for everyone if all the info was available in one specific place.

It would be really nice to have road information in one place. At present you need to check Parks, Forestry and Police, and then then there is often some information missing or not updated. This assumes the folks here would be better at keeping things up to date than the various people on the other sites.
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Re: Road Access Sticky?

Postby potato » Mon 26 Feb, 2018 11:27 am

Yes - a great idea. Perhaps the first post could contain links to the relevant state websites for current road conditions as a place to start.
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Re: Road Access Sticky?

Postby Lophophaps » Mon 05 Mar, 2018 9:21 am

To get more input this topic is a global sticky. This is a discussion thread, not the proposed sticky.

The main discussion points seem to be:
* Suggested that there be a sticky for each of the five regions.
* Mainly a link to the land authorities, Parks Victoria, NPWS, PWS, etc.
* A link to the Bureau of Meteorology.
* Limited posts - the links have enough information.
* Maybe make the stickies locked, mods can add information, save clutter.
* If so, have a link to a road closed thread where people can post.
* If appropriate, say when closures are. For example, in Victoria I think it's Queen's Birthday to the Thursday before Cup Day.
* Anything else?

Your views on the above are sought.
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Re: Road Access Sticky?

Postby wildwanderer » Tue 06 Mar, 2018 3:39 pm

- Link to the state fire authority current fire activity map.
- link to national parks alert/trail closure page.
- link to state topo maps
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Re: Road Access Sticky?

Postby madmacca » Mon 19 Mar, 2018 3:23 pm

I'd also add Vicroads to the list of links, as they have info on winter closures of Jamieson-Licola Rd, Bogong High Plains Rd, etc.
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