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Administered by: Environment and Energy
Published Date 15 Jul 2019

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2000

 

Subregulation 12.23(3)

 

ULURU – KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK

 

PROHIBITION OF ENTRY AT SPECIFIED TIMES

TO PART OF THE PARK

 

ULURU ROCK OUTCROP

 

I, Dennis Karl Dyason, Assistant Secretary, Parks Australia Division, Department of the Environment and Energy, delegate of the power of the Director of National Parks under subregulation 12.23(3) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2000, having taken into account and being satisfied that access to that part of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, being the ‘Uluru Rock Outcrop’ (as defined in the Schedule) might endanger public safety, HEREBY PROHIBIT entry to the Uluru Rock Outcrop, by all persons at the times specified in the Schedule.

 

AND I HEREBY REVOKE the previous prohibition made on 14 October 2013 in respect of the area described in the Schedule.

 

Dated this 15th day of July 2019

 

 

 

[SIGNED]

…………………………..

Dennis Karl Dyason

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE

Prohibited Area

That part of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park being all of the Uluru rock outcrop, as indicated by the shaded area in the plan below (Uluru Rock Outcrop).

Title: Map of Uluru from above showing walking tracks and visitor areas

Prohibited Times

 

The prohibited times at which the Uluru Rock Outcrop must not be accessed are:

(a)  from 4.00pm until 7.00am on each following day, commencing on 16 July 2019 (or such later day as this prohibition comes into effect) and ending on 25 October 2019;

(b)  after 7.00am on days when the forecast maximum temperature for Yulara, Northern Territory issued by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology at 4.30pm the previous day is 36 degrees Celsius or greater;

(c)  when the actual temperature at the base of the Uluru Rock Outcrop is 36 degrees Celsius or greater;

(d)  when more than 20% of the Uluru Rock Outcrop surface is wet due to rainfall;

(e)  when there is a greater than 20% chance of rain in the subsequent 3 hours at the Uluru Rock Outcrop;

(f)   when there is a greater than 5% chance of thunderstorms in the subsequent 3 hours at the Uluru Rock Outcrop;

(g)  when the wind speed at the summit of the Uluru Rock Outcrop exceeds 25knots;

(h)  when cloud covers the summit of the Uluru Rock Outcrop; or

(i)    when the rescue of a person from the Uluru Rock Outcrop is in progress.