25 Sep 2020 - Rod Campbell
Forestry Corporation partnered with the NSW Police Force’s Tuggerah Lakes team and NSW National Parks and Wildlife over the weekend to target unregistered trail bikes and vehicles and anti-social behaviour in the Watagans.
The operation targeted roads in and around Olney State Forest and Jilliby State Conservation Area, including visitor sites The Pines and The Basin, said Forestry Corporation’s Partnership Leader Mike Hill.
“The operation was both about encouraging people doing the right thing and enforcing forest rules on behaviour, and vehicle and bike registration,” Mr Hill said.
“All up, NSW Police Force engaged with over 40 trail bikers doing the right thing; on the other side of the coin, they issued eight infringements for unregistered, unlicenced and uninsured bikes and vehicles.
“Two trail bike riders were also given official warnings and another a court attendance notice for driving or riding whilst disqualified.
“We’d like to thank people out there doing the right thing, and give a timely reminder that all drivers and riders in State forests must be licenced, registered and stay to formed roads.”
Further Police operations are already being planned. To find out more about your responsibilities when visiting State forests, please visit www.forestrycorporation.com.au
Media contact: Rod Campbell 0428058549