8922 – Environment and Heritage – SINGLE TRACK RIDING POLICY
Roberts, Rod to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for the Arts, and Minister for Regional Youth representing the Minister for Environment and Heritage
(1) Does the National Parks and Wildlife Service have a policy that prevents single track trail riding in National Parks?
(a) If so, where does a member of the public obtain a copy of that policy?
(1) Vehicle access to national parks is managed in accordance with the National Parks and Wildlife Service’s Vehicle Access Policy. This is consistent with the longstanding collaborative campaign, ‘No Licence, No Rego, No Ride’, involving all public land managers and NSW Police.
The Vehicle Access Policy does not use the term ‘single-track’, but states that private vehicles may not be driven off-road except in limited circumstances.
(a) The Policy is publicly available on the NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s website at www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/parks-reserves-and-protected¬areas/park-policies/vehicle-access.
Question asked on 7 June 2022 (session 57-1) and published in Questions & Answers Paper No. 757
Answer received on 29 June 2022 and published in Questions & Answers Paper No. 772