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Queensland Government grants conditional State Forest Access for recreational Side-by-Side Vehicles

The Australasian Off Road Vehicle association (AORVA) welcomes the Queensland Government’s approval for event-based Side-by-Side Vehicle recreational access in selected State Forests.

The regulatory amendment will allow SSVs, which are already used by primary producers, surf lifesavers, Queensland Government Agencies and recreational users on private property, to be used in organised events in selected Queensland State Forests.

AORVA President, Mr. Alan Collins said the access would provide more opportunities for SSV owners and families, and help boost regional and rural economies around the selected State Forest events which will benefit from additional visitors to their region particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The regulatory change followed a series of successful trials conducted at the Amamoor State Forest in 2018-19,” Mr Collins said.

“AORVA would like to thank the Queensland State Government for this decision and for consulting with AORVA over the past years to achieve this important start to land access for Side-by-side owners.”

“We look forward to working with the Queensland Government on the implementation of regulatory framework. AORVA is committed to work with the Queensland Government to extend recreational access for SSVs in State Forests over time.

“The land access model adopted in Tasmania which has been running for many years is what we know to be the best solution for all stakeholders. We will continue to work with all State authorities to hopefully achieve similar land access for Side-by-side owners across Australia.”

“At this point of significant achievement in Queensland, we thank all of our AORVA Members and Industry partners for your patience and continued support.”

Join AORVA to be informed about which Queensland State forests, and the important participation details you will need to know, coming in the next few weeks.