INDUSTRY NEWS: FUTURE UNCERTAIN FOR MURCHISON ADVENTURE PARK
Western Australia’s premier four-wheel drive and adventure park, Murchison Offroad Adventures, is under threat of closing. Located not far from the town of Geraldton, the property has played host to some of the most diverse off-road events and challenges over the years, and has become a major asset for WA off-roaders and tourism in the area. It seems the future of the park is on the line however, due to a discrepancy with the Department of Lands where the former pastoral lease available to Murchison Offroad Adventures has been altered to a general lease. Murchison now require a temporary license to remain in operation, and have until the 30th of June for this to be issued according to a representative from the company.
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The Lane family, who founded the park nearly ten years ago, have spent considerable time, money and effort to create a real and unique experience for visitors to the park – but initial reports from Murchison Offroad seem to suggest that the Department of Lands is standing firm and have delayed issuing the temporary license required by the deadline of June 30th. Negotiations are still in place, but if the temporary license is not issued in time, the Lane family have received documentation stating they will be required to vacate the premises. This would be a very sad day for four-wheel driving in Western Australia indeed. Unsealed 4X4 have contacted the Department Of Lands, however by the time this article was published, we had yet to receive comment.