DLRA News Issue 37

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Re: DLRA News Issue 37

Post by momec » Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:27 pm

He's on 5600 rpm. Smooth enough at that altitude just need some Red Bull doctor. :wink:
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Re: DLRA News Issue 37

Post by project100 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:30 pm

Another pic I found after a quick search..
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Re:lake omeo and rare plants

Post by penny » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:23 pm

http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/CA256F310024B ... s+2009.pdf
Spiny Peppercress .It seems the lakebed may be the home to seeds of a rare plant so i wouldn't get your hopes to high ?
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Re: DLRA News Issue 37

Post by dave leaney » Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:07 pm

Evening all,
If I can make this work here's some photos I took from Oct '06.
Benambra in the background, entire surface covered in grass, standing water to the SE, definately no salt but
quite a few grazing cattle.
Everyone bring a Victa!
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Re: DLRA News Issue 37

Post by Dr Goggles » Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:49 pm

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Perfect! if the grass is as sparse as it looks there it's ideal because the roots will hold the surface together better and yet not too dense so as to kill traction......hmmmmm might have to fit some front brakes and look at lifting the ride height............................
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Re: DLRA News Issue 37

Post by David Leikvold » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:45 pm

From what I've just read on other sites it seems the spiny peppercress is endangered and only found in a few states, even then it is still hard to find at times. Maybe we could offer to try to propagate it and plant lots of it after every event in the SW corner of the lake that looks like the wettest part and may be the best spot for it. Anyone know anything about pot plants? (pun intended!) Other than that the lake looks very good. Thanks to everyone for the new photos. I look forward to hearing what Cled and Spook and anyone else who visits can tell us.

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Re: DLRA News Issue 37

Post by momec » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:06 pm

Shorter diff, front brakes. Hmmmm
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Re: DLRA News Issue 37

Post by dave leaney » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:16 pm

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Re: DLRA News Issue 37

Post by David Leikvold » Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:43 pm

Maybe the peppercress thing isn't as much of a problem as we first thought. It's probably seasonal like most plants, so perhaps we could use the lake when it wasn't growing and if the stuff is very rare there's a good chance there'll be little if any of it on the ground anyway even when it's supposed to be there. If we have to have plant experts check the lake before we use it then so be it. If they find any that isn't necessarily an insurmountable problem either because the course could be moved enough to go around it. If we could propagate the stuff (which apparently isn't easy anyway) we'd be smart to plant it all somewhere else!

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Re: DLRA News Issue 37

Post by DLRA » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:02 pm

From the East Gippsland Shire Planning scheme
The Lake is zoned - PPRZ (PUBLIC PARK AND RECREATION ZONE)
and is effected by the following overlays- ESO18 (ENVIRONMENTAL SIGNIFICANCE OVERLAY - SCHEDULE 18)

Looking at the Planning Scheme Ordinance -
From the zoning(PPRZ),
motor racing or timed speed events is not specifically forbidden either at a State or Local Level
nor is it specifically required to obtain a Planning Permit.
More likely it would be deemed not require a permit.

However from the Overlay (ESO18), comes the following information
Site of Biological Significance Ref. No.:16A01029
Site Name: LAKE OMEO

Statement of Environmental Significance
Austral Toad-flax (Thesium australe)
Hairy Anchor-plant (Discaria pubescens)
Spiny Pepper-cress (Lepidium aschersonii)
Montane Grassland

Management Practices
Ensure grazing of domestic stock and rabbits does not impact on biological assets.
Develop and apply an appropriate weed control program to protect biological assets.
Encourage and apply an appropriate fire regime to enhance biological assets.
Encourage adjacent landholders to assist in the management of these threats.
Encourage local Landcare groups to revegetate areas of the lake with indigenous flora and assist in the control of weeds and vermin.

If we were to make application, indicating that we would undertake some form of re-vegetation activity would be a good idea.
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Re: DLRA News Issue 37

Post by OLDtimer » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:53 pm

The last thing we want to do is upset the old Hairy Anchor,hey !!

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Re: DLRA News Issue 37

Post by David Leikvold » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:03 pm

Pete, sometimes I think those botanists are fooling around just to see if anyone notices. Did you see the Latin name? If they find a variation without the tiny leaves I bet they'll call it Discardia Pubescens :wink:

Seriously though, that plant is big, anywhere between 0.5m and 2m, with a trunk up to 150mm thick. It is also extremely rare as it doesn't drop enough seeds to grow lots more plants. Anyway, lets keep digging, we should know about everything that might stop us running there. Dave Leaney said he saw cows on the lake and the report I'm reading says that young shoots are particularly susceptible to rabbits and grazing stock so maybe we should bring some rabbit traps too!

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Re: DLRA News Issue 37

Post by OLDPOP » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:05 pm

What about the traditional owners permission :?: :?:
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Re: DLRA News Issue 37

Post by DLRA » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:50 pm

The National Native Title Tribunal has published this map -
Victoria and Tasmania
Native Title Applications Determination Areas & Indigenous Land Use Agreements
Applications and Determinations as per the Federal Court (30 June 2010)
http://www.nntt.gov.au/Publications-And ... ule_A3.pdf
From my interpretation of it there is no Native Title Application or Determination over Lake Omeo.

From this map I thought it may have been part of the Alpine National Park, but this map from Parks Victoria clearly shows it is not.
http://www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/resources07/07_0275.pdf
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Re: DLRA News Issue 37

Post by Havachat » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:19 pm

Do you really think that we would be able to run over any of them plants? I'm betting not. I can hear their loud screams of protest already. :mrgreen:
Imagine how many plants would be injured by a pair of skidding wheels of a Dry Lake Racer thundering over the top of them.
In saying that, I'm normally an optimist, so unless you ask, we won't know. So lets give it a go. :lol: :mrgreen:
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