Cheetham Salt Conditions of Entry (Dry Creek Complex)

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Subject: Cheetham Salt Conditions of Entry (Dry Creek Complex)
From: Russell Woodford <>
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2009 10:20:07 +1000

Cheetham Salt (Dry Creek – St Kilda to Port Gawler Road Section)
Conditions of Entry

The South Australian Ornithological Association Inc (SAOA /Birds SA)
has formally agreed to handle the administration of the entry
requirements for access into Cheetham Salt. Dry Creek Complex, St
Kilda to Port Gawler section. This covers applications, Inductions and issue of appropriate documents for entry of All Bird Watchers (who must be a member of a recognised Bird Organisation) into Cheetham Dry Creek Salt Fields. All Applicants must down load the appropriate
Application form and the visitor Induction form and complete one of
each for each person. This information is required to create paperwork by others whilst you are going through the induction process.

There is a Fixed Expiry Date (period) for all inducted members of
South Australian Bird Watching groups so as to prevent any
misunderstanding of the expiry date, this is based on a two year
period (or part thereof) to be 30th June each odd numbered year with
the first expiry date being 30th June 2011 when bird watchers may
reapply for entry using the appropriate application form and signing a new Indemnity Form for the period. (Subject to any Cheetham Salt contrary direction) This creates an opportunity for any adjustment to terms and conditions of entry to be initiated for the ensuing two
years period.

SAOA/Birds SA Members
Will have their Cheetham Salts Indemnity/pass number details
maintained by the SAOA/Birds SA Treasurer.

Other SA Bird Groups
We will maintain a separate list for each additional SA Bird Group,
who shall be required to verify to SAOA/Birds SA in writing as to the paid up status of members at time of application for entry, also
within one month of the renewal date of the SA Bird Group to which
they belong.

Overseas & Interstate Bird Watchers
All other Bird Watchers requesting casual access into the Dry Creek
Salt Fields St Kilda section must make contact with the SAOA/Birds SA members listed below, who are authorised to carry out induction’s have indemnity forms signed for a casual access only. The visitor(s) must
be accompanied by an authorised SAOA/Birds SA approved compliant
member at all times.

Entry Application Form
All applicants are required to complete a request for induction to Dry Creek Salt Fields document, (see separate attachments for SAOA/Birds
SA and Other Birdwatchers) which shall be used to complete Cheetham
After which they shall be maintained in an Alfa file by SAOA/Birds SA.
These forms are available from the following web sites:

All Enquires Through
Trevor Cowie - Field Program Co-ordinator Tel: 08 8263 2531. Email: 

 in the first instance.
If unavailable contact Brian Walker – Treasurer Tel: 08 8262 3433.

Key Collection
As previously collect and return from the Magazine Road Office of
Cheetham Salt between 8.30am & 4pm. Monday to Friday.   A $30 key
deposit is required, refunded on return. If you are a regular visitor you can arrange to leave the deposit on hold at Cheetham this allows
you (with permission) to have a key for the weekend or an arranged
period and return the key to the metal post box at the gate within the terms of the agreement reached with Cheetham Salt. Contact Reception. Bronwyn McConachy Tel: 08 8409 9500

The applications forms can be downloaded from Birdpedia

Thanks to Trevor Cowie and Martyn Price for this information

Russell Woodford

Birding-Aus List Owner

Geelong   Victoria   Australia

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