THE STRZELECKI TRACK – IS THIS THE END OF AN OUTBACK ICON?

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ByTim StannersFebruary 22, 2016
THE STRZELECKI TRACK – IS THIS THE END OF AN OUTBACK ICON?

The Strzelecki track has long been the route of excited 4X4 travellers as they traverse between states and iconic outback townships. Named after Polish explorer and geologist Sir Pawel (Paul) Edmund Strzelecki, the Strzelecki track is at risk of being removed from the bucket lists of future travellers.

Over many years, the ever expanding oil and gas fields of Moomba and the Cooper Basin have seen increasing sections of the track sealed in order to allow improved access over this vital supply route.

Recently however, the South Australian government and Infrastructure Australia have confirmed they are in the early stages of a plan which will see the Strzelecki track completely sealed from Lyndhurst in the south right through to Innamincka and the Queensland border.

Often impassable due to flooding in the winter months, the plan to seal the 472km Strzelecki track will certainly improve the time it takes to travel between Lyndhurst and Innamincka, but will it remain an outback Aussie icon or simply become another highway of forgotten heritage?