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Short walk and community rally to save Radiata Plateau

Leader:Tim Vollmer
Email:tim [this one is meant to be a dot] vollmer [replace this stuff with the at symbol] gmail [this one is meant to be a dot] com [that completes the address and now comes a subject suggestion] Short walk and community rally to save Radiata Plateau
Afternoon all,

This Sunday there is a community rally taking place in Katoomba to raise awareness that the last unprotected plateau in the upper Blue Mountains is under threat of development.

I am planning to head up in the morning so that I can do a short bushwalk (approximately 3 to 4 hours) around Radiata Plateau, checking out some potential viewpoints and taking photos of the stunning landscape that is at risk. If you feel like spending a few hours exploring an interesting sandstone plateau before joining the community protest, it'd be great to have some company. The walking will mostly be on track, but there will probably be some short sections pushing through scrub to get to interesting looking features. It's suitable for beginners with reasonable fitness.

If you can't make the walk, but would like to find out more about the issue and support the campaign, here is some information:

Radiata Plateau (Mount Elphinstone) is the last remaining undeveloped peninsula-plateau in the upper Blue Mountains. It is home to rare and threatened species, has significant Indigenous and European culturally significance, and is also a magnet for the local outdoor community (in particular bushwalkers and rock climbers).
The majority of the plateau, including its stunning sandstone escarpments, is privately owned. The owners have previously attempted to develop a conference centre on the site.
The Blue Mountains Conservation Society has launched a campaign to have the NSW or Federal Government purchase Radiata Plateau and add it to the neighbouring Blue Mountains National Park.

Community rally to save Radiata Plateau
When: 1.30pm, Sunday 30 July 2017
Where: Cahill's Lookout, Cliff Drive, Katoomba

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