In addition to increasing existing fees at car camping spots that have basic services, there is a proposal to introduce “overnight walking” fees.
You only have til COB this Friday, November 22 to make a submission.
Background information and details on how to make a submission is available here.
Check here for a statement by Glenn Tempest of Open Spaces Publications
Some quotes from Glenn’s submission:
There are so many issues regarding these proposals that it’s difficult to know where to start. Firstly, however, I have to say that I’m astounded at the size of the proposed increase in camping fees. A fee of almost $50 for an individual to stay one night at a campground designated as having a ‘high’ level of facility and service is simply outrageous.
Many park users are travelers who don’t plan ahead but simply ‘roll-up’ to various campgrounds. So who thought it was a good idea to confine those park users to an online booking system upon arrival at the campground?