Outdoor Resources

Climbing Governance Review and Recommendations

The purpose of this Climbing Governance Review and Recommendations document is to present findings from a consultation process that was initiated after a need was identified by Victorian climbing organisation representatives that there is a need to improve the governance and representation of outdoor recreational climbers. This document contains analysis of the benefits and challenges of recommendation implementation options and ultimately recommends an option that will be the most effective and sustainably structured model to best meet the needs of the broader climbing community in Victoria.

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Climbing Governance Review and Recommendations EXECUTIVE SUMMARY*

The purpose of this Climbing Governance Review and Recommendations document is to present findings from a consultation process that was initiated after a need was identified by Victorian climbing organisation representatives that there is a need to improve the governance and representation of outdoor recreational climbers. This document contains analysis of the benefits and challenges of recommendation implementation options and ultimately recommends an option that will be the most effective and sustainably structured model to best meet the needs of the broader climbing community in Victoria.

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Victorian Community Sport and Recreation Organisations Guidance and Return to Play Plan – Camps & Activities

Outdoors Victoria and The Australian Camps Association submitted a Return to Play plan to the VicSport Expert Advisory Panel for review.

The Panel was established to provide a governance model and clear process for following the Chief Health Officer’s (CHO) advice for the development and consideration of Return to Play plans. This will support organisations in the resumption of sport and recreation in Victoria whilst maintaining a safe environment for participants, coaches, support staff, volunteers and the community.

The Plan was reviewed against the CHO Direction (Restricted Activity Direction No 9) that was announced as beginning on 1 June 2020.

The Plan has been reviewed and has been posted on the VicSport website. https://member-zone.s3.amazonaws.com/vicsport/uploads/Return-to-Play-Doc-at-30-June.pdf
*please note our shared document is listed under the title 'Australian Camps Association'

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Cleaning and Disinfecting Equipment to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Wilderness Equipment have received lots of enquiries asking how best to clean tents, backpacks, and clothing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. They've prepared this factsheet clearly laying out best practices for various items and fabric types. The factsheet also explains the logic behind their recommendations, but has been limited to the ‘nuts and bolts’ for easier access. If you would like greater detail, or have any questions please get in contact with Henry Kelsey via henry@wildernessequipment.com.au

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