you heard that there is a strong probability of being locked out from a key
section of Skytrek?
Unfortunately it is all because we are
being asked to pay an outlandish fee to provide you with access to that
section of the track which crosses land now owned by the Yellow Footed Rock
Wallaby Preservation Association, an organisation founded some years ago by
the Sporting Shooters Association.
Our family has funded all costs involved in the
development, maintenance, marketing and support of Skytrek. The Wallaby
Association has simply increased the lease charge to us each time the
contract has expired. This year their demands are so unreasonable that we
are faced with the prospect of ending Skytrek as our visitors have come to
know and enjoy it.
Because the land across which the leased section of
Skytrek passes was purchased with the assistance of a Government grant we
believe that government should be interested to know how the use of that
money is likely to affect tourism in the Flinders Ranges.
We are not seeking use of the land for nothing but we do
believe that any charge must be fair and withstand any test of commercial