In 2002 the Club fulfilled a long-held dream and purchased its own property. This land, on 93.79 hectares in the Windellema region near Goulburn, is used for Club activities such as bush camping, driver training, social activities and the like. There is a dam on the property, which provides a reliable source of water for bush fire fighting and we have installed two self-composting toilets and water tanks.
The land is in a sensitive environmental zone and at all times, members must take care not to cause any damage to the sheoak trees, which are the habitat of the endangered Glossy Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami lathami). The property has wooded hills and existing grassy clearings and is an ideal site to escape for a few days of quiet solitude or use as a base camp for exploring nearby areas such as the Shoalhaven, Southern Tablelands and nearby districts.
In May 2006, after a huge effort by Club members, our inital idea of a large shelter/shed came to fruition and was finally completed. The shed allows us to easily host our Driver Training Course, Advanced Recovery, GPS Navigation course, Chainsaw Use and Senior First Aid courses. The shed acts as our “bush classroom” for educational activities and is a central focus for social activities such as our Xmas in July Weekends, Easter Weekends and was the main the focus of activities as we celebrated the Club’s 30th Anniversary.
Members may use the Club Land at any time without charge. For insurance and management purposes, we ask that you advise the Land Manager of your intention to visit the property, the dates of your stay and the number in your party before you go to the property. For safety reasons, during summer months, members intending to use the land should also advise Windellema RFS of their presence on the land. You should also make sure you have read and understood the Club’s Land By-Laws.