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Four Wheel Drive has been advised by DELWP that  6 Mile Road and 1 in 5 Track will be closed earlier than the seasonal road closure in the interests of public safety. This is effective from 16th April 2021. (Normally closed after Queens Birthday Weekend). Additional signs will be placed at key locations advising public to ensuring public they have the ability to detour prior to the tracks

Four Wheel Drive Victoria has been made aware of further landslip prevention works on Alpine roads within the Hotham and Falls creek region. 

Drainage infrastructure, culvert renewal and replacement

Drainage and culverts are an essential part of road infrastructure, transferring water flow under the road. Blocked, damaged or misaligned drains and culverts can contribute to erosion of the surrounding environment and cause landslips. To mitigate this risk, we will be clearing table drains and renewing and replacing more than 40 culverts on the Bogong High Plains Road and the Great Alpine Road. These works started in March 2021 and will continue to the end of June 2021, weather dependent.

Jones Road Closure (Dargo to Swifts Creek) from 12 April to 31 May 2021.
Jones Road, a popular route for four-wheel drives and motorbikes travelling between Dargo and Swifts Creek, will be closed from Monday 12 April for road improvement works.
Access to this road has been closed from the Birregun Road Intersection through to the Wentworth River Bridge and will remain closed until Monday 31 May while works are being completed.
These works will include increasing the road width in sections to increase safety for users.

The Four Wheel Drive LifeBlood challenge group is now live. The challenge runs through the 21/22 financial year. There will be tokens of thanks given out to embers of the challenge at random. Team Four Wheel Drive Victoria made 71 donations in 2020 for whole blood, plasma and platelets. We hope to see this number beaten during the challenge. Check out how the challenge runs in the group linked below!
 

Victoria’s parks, forests and reserves have become more popular than ever for trail bike riding and four-wheel-driving over the last 12 months, and while there is an extensive network of roads and tracks open to the public, illegal off-road activity is in-creasing. The Conservation Regulator has issued more than 100 infringements for off-road vehicle use by trail bike riders and four-wheel-drivers since January 1. Riding and driving off-road can cause soil erosion and damage native vegetation. The ecosystems in our forests are fragile and vehicles can destroy wildlife habitat.

 Upper Murray Fire District (FFMVic – Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning) are undertaking infrastructure upgrades on the Trappers Gap Road, Mitta Mitta, Victoria.

Works will include road widened and the installation of culverts to assist with drainage of excess water and are due to commence early to mid-April 2021 weather dependent, for approximately 3 weeks.

Signage notifying of the works will be installed and Trappers Gap Road will remain open for traffic, however road users may experience short delays.

The new edition of Trackwatch is now out! Check your mailboxes as will be arriving any second. There is also a copy available on the website, to view this please News and Events from the top menu and click on Autumn Trackwatch!

There are many benefits to joining a 4WD club including friendships, member and club liability insurance, training, safety, teamwork, social activities sharing knowledge, volunteer work and responsible 4wd driving skills. There is a club that is just right for you, check out over 90 4wd clubs. Click the 4WD Clubs tab to check them out
📸 By Gordon Morris from the Melton and District 4WD Club

Four Wheel Drive Victoria have been made aware of a conservation program in Gariwerd (Grampians) National Park and Black Range State Park between March and October 2021.

Heritage listed for its biodiversity and cultural values, the Grampians landscape is home to more than 800 indigenous plant species, a wide range of wildlife and the majority of Aboriginal rock art sites in south-east Australia.