As I mentioned in my post a few of weeks ago, the Perth Hills National Park Centre (PHNPC) is in the process of scaling back its public information role. The visitor centre at the PHNPC will now only open to support their community education programs through Eco Education and Nearer to Nature.
Therefore, as of Wednesday 1st August, 2012, DEC’s Perth Hills District office, which is located across the road from the Perth Hills National Park Centre, at 275 Allen Road, Mundaring, will take over the quarry bookings. Bookings can be made 7 days a week during normal business hours 8:00am to 4:00pm by telephoning 9290 6100. At this time of the year the weekend enquiries will be diverted to a rostered officer, who will have access to the booking records.
Later in the year (September/October) the DEC office will be open on weekends throughout the summer to accommodate their bushfire commitments. Therefore I would ask all climbers to, whenever possible, make bookings Monday to Friday during summer.
DEC are also going to trial bookings via an email address Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm. The email system is for climbers who wish to make bookings in advance, as the response will not be immediate, and is only available Monday to Friday. The email address is:
Please note that groups not climbing or abseiling are required to complete a non-commercial recreation event application or film permit prior to making a booking. This includes geological studies, weddings, concerts, educational activities, filming etc.
CAWA asks that you please be patient during the transition as district staff become familiar with the process and the booking system. Please also pass this information along to anyone that you may know of be impacted by the changes. This information will also be published in the Western Climber and notices put up in the climbing gyms.
If you have any enquiries, please contact CAWA via email: firstname.lastname@example.org