Four Wheel Drive Victoria has been informed by the Conservation Regulator that a Bairnsdale man has been charged for damage caused to the Italian Flat Campground, near Dargo, in October last year.                                                 

The man allegedly damaged the campground with a four-wheel drive vehicle and created a nuisance to nearby campers.

The Conservation Regulator investigated the case after reports from the public.

The man was charged under the Land Conservation (vehicle control) Regulations 2016 and the Forest (Recreation) Regulations 2010.

He is due to face the Sale Magistrates’ Court in November.

The maximum penalty for creating a nuisance in a recreational area in a state forest is $1,817, while damaging public land with a vehicle is $500.

If you witness illegal vehicle use or suspicious behaviour on public land, please report it by calling 136 186.