C.A.R.E.

Conservation. Access. Recreation. Environment.
(CARE)

Through the C.A.R.E. program, the Four Wheel Drive Association QLD is able to provide privileged access to public and private lands on behalf of members. Underpinning the trust that provides access to Queensland’s most natural and beautiful areas, is the Associations Code of Conduct – Off Road. Through recognition of responsible 4×4 driving, club members can develop important relationships with local rangers and managers, providing benefits and memories money simply cant buy.

Conservation: Through wise and responsible 4×4 driving, 4WD QLD aims to ensure the natural assets, which we all enjoy, is preserved, protected and managed appropriately.

Access: Key relationships with public and private land owners such as the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing (NPRSR), HQ Plantation QLD and State Government provides unequal authorised access to affiliated 4WD Club and Members.

Recreation: Having fun, making friends and enjoying all of the great outdoor activities in the states most precious places is just one benefit 4WD QLD aims to deliver members. Whilst 4WD trips and touring is at the heart of recreational four wheel driving so is camping, fishing, navigating and exploring. Why sleep under five stars if you can sleep under 5,000!

Environment: Preserving the environment for the next generation to enjoy and explore is always front of mind for 4WD QLD. Through active community events and participation we aim to protect the environment and wildlife through responsible camping, Code of Conduct – Camping, and organised activities such as; the Fraser Island Clean Up, Adopt-a-Track, Eyes and Ears and general community clean ups.

Each 4WD Qld affiliated club is encouraged to nominate an environmental officer, to be their clubs representative on the C.A.R.E. subcommittee. Environmental officers from South-East Queensland clubs are encouraged to attend subcommittee meetings conducted from time to time, while club representatives from regional areas are encouraged to liaise directly with the appropriate regional representative. Its an important role for every 4WD Club therefore members are encouraged to participate as there is always support and guidance available.

In April 2011, the C.A.R.E. Subcommittee signed a Memorandum of Understanding with NPRSR [previously QPWS] which is a platform allowing for a closer relationship between 4WD Qld affiliated Clubs and NPRSR. At the core of this MoU is the ability of clubs to adopt tracks or areas within the NPRSR estate. Talks are currently under way to extend this MoU to areas licensed to HQ Plantations Queensland. Clubs maintaining a closer relationship with all public land manager will allow for wider access to these areas for clubs.

The effectiveness of the C.A.R.E. subcommittee is linked to the reliability and quality of communication, so please keep in contact with the 4WD QLD CARE Representative at care@4wdqld.com.au.

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