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Northern KP Redevelopment (TAFE site ) Consultation Meeting this Saturday (May 30) + Other News

posted May 27, 2009, 4:01 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Aug 28, 2009, 6:23 AM by Brisbane Rockclimbing Club ]
Dennis has received advice from Helen Abrahams, (Councillor for The Gabba Ward), that there will be a  public consultation meeting on Saturday (30/5/09) from 10am to 1pm at the old TAFE site at the northern end of Kangaroo Point. The club has also been approached by Adam Gibson from the Queensland chapter of the Australian Climbing Association to ask members to attend this event to promote greater access to the cliffs below:

Thus far, climbing has been very noticeably absent on the literature surrounding the redevelopment despite in-depth submissions made by the Australian Climbing Association and QUT cliffhangers rockclimbing club. 
This does not bode well for climbers and unless we take some action and make ourselves heard it is likely that the climbing ban will remain in place.
What I'd like to see is for each of the clubs to organise as many as possible of their members, and certainly at least a delegation of five or six people, to attend the meeting, make themselves known and make it clear that they want to see climbing opened up from the stairs to lightbox #1.
If you could please make this information available to your members and encourage them to attend that would be excellent.
Adam Gibson.
I'd encourage anyone who can make it to go along and wear a club shirt. You can't complain about closed climbs and overcrowding at KP if you don't!.

Adam has also offered the ability for the BRC to affiliate with the Qld chapter of the ACA. All members would then
automatically become  ACA members. This is an opportunity for the club to have a voice in and lend support to the work of the the ACA:
to help to support our efforts to create a clear, representative organisation supporting climbing as a legitimate activity and helping to build and strengthen relationships with land managers and policy makers.
Affiliating with the ACA would marginally increase BRC annual subs (probably by $10).  The committee will be discussing and advising the approach shortly. If you have a view on how you would like us to deal with this issue please email or discuss with a committee member ASAP.

It has been suggested that the Sept Trip be moved forward one week and now go to Nowra. Dennis is checking facilities etc and formal advice will follow.

Finally, weather permitting, next Tuesday will be a KP Sausage Sizzle for financial members. The BRC has picked up another batch of new members recently, come along and have a chat.