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Public encouraged to stay safe at Wedge during Easter break

The Department of Parks and Wildlife is encouraging people to stay safe while enjoying the recreational values of Wedge, north of Perth during the Easter holiday break.

Parks and Wildlife Director of Parks and Visitor Services Peter Sharp said Wedge was extremely popular with more than 6,000 visitors flocking to the area last Easter to camp, swim, surf and enjoy the beach.

“As it is one of the area’s busiest times, we encourage visitors to be mindful of their safety, to act responsibly and be respectful to other visitors,” he said.

“We remind shack lessees that they are only permitted to have one camping unit – for example, a single tent or caravan – alongside each shack.

“Camping in other areas of the reserve is not permitted, this includes tents, caravans, camper trailers, swags and sleeping within, on-top-of or underneath vehicles.”

The department’s safety message follows the successful operation at Wedge during the Australia Day long weekend by the department and Western Australian Police.


Mr Sharp said the Wedge Island Progress Association supported the department’s requests and noted that visitors are required to comply with all road rules and should not consume alcohol in public places.

Everyone visiting Wedge during Easter is encouraged to enjoy their holiday with family and friends.



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