Respect pastoral property: Wood

Andrew BrosnanKalgoorlie Miner
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Pastoralists are urging Kalgoorlie-Boulder residents to ensure they seek permission before heading into bushland outside of the city, which they say is inevitably going to place them on private property.

As the warmer weather approaches people look to continue traditions of camping, shooting or swimming in nearby lakes.

But Kalgoorlie Pastoralists Alliance head Ross Wood said such traditions usually require people entering pastoral leases and many campers fail to alert leaseholders, causing potential safety and legal issues.

“Look, we understand that people want to be able to recreate somewhere but they also need to understand they need to have a bit of respect for the properties operating around Kalgoorlie-Boulder,” Mr Wood said.

“These are pastoralists that are paying lease money to the State Government for use of that land to do pastoral activities.

“That’s inconsistent in many cases to having lots of uninvited guests careering around the countryside thinking they can just shoot things up and take fire wood.”

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