WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES?
The current system allows the public to access licensed water frontage for fishing, walking and other low-impact activities is appropriate and supports local caravan parks and campgrounds where facilities are provided.
This low impact use has minimal impact on the environment and licence holders. Camping poses toogreater risk with the introduction of fires, alcohol and firearms and the lack of toilet and rubbish facilities.
Farmers and landholders have great relationships with fishing clubs and other groups, facilitating access to river frontage across Victoria. But, this must occur at the right time of year where there islow fire risk, animals are not at risk of mismothering whilst giving birth and there is no risk of flooding.