Banded Stilts at Cheetham Salt Works and access there

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Subject: Banded Stilts at Cheetham Salt Works and access there
From: Margaret Cameron <>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 17:43:17 +1100
Good news about the Banded Stilts but access is not as simple as that.

It is necessary to get a permit to enter the Cheetham saltworks at Moolap (and Avalon, and possibly other Cheetham works).

For Moolap, ring the Site Manager Noel Taylor, 03 5248 5326 or mobile 0407 505 961. He will email you an application form which you complete and email back; approval will be emailed back to you. Then when you go you bring the form signed by all members of your party. Noel prefers 2 working days notice. When you arrive go to the site office (the big brick building on the Portarlington Road) and sign in, and take a numbered badge which you return when you leave . (This is so they know you are safely out.) Visitors are required to carry a mobile phone (for safety reasons). There is a sheet of rules about access and you should be given one when you arrive, the first time at any rate.

Access is allowed only when there are Cheetham staff on site; ie it is forbidden at weekends and on public holidays.

All this is part of Cheetham's safety policy; landowners must know who is on their property and be in a position to control access and use as they are liable for any accidents or injuries.

Happy New year everyone!


At 04:20 PM 12/01/04 +1100, wrote:

A visitors pass can be obtained from the office at the Salt works,and they are happy to allow birders in.  The Banded Stilts, Avocets and most of  the other waders can be seen from the highway however.

Margaret Cameron        

4 Connor Street
East Geelong, Vic. 3219

Phone   61 3 5229 9792
Fax             61 3 5229 1520
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