Improve the security at Wedding Cake Rock
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Wedding Cake Rock is a popular tourist attraction in NSW, Australia. Surprisingly, the rock earned it's name from its resemblance to a slice of wedding cake. In recent years, the rock has had a dramatic increase in popularity. It is seen by over 10,000 people per month.
In 2014 a French student died in the area when the rock he was stood on collapsed, this could happen again at any moment, at epic scale, at Wedding Cake Rock.
The rock is very unstable and unfortunately after a geotechnical assessment and evaluation, the formation was found to not only unstable, but was certain to collapse at any time. So, in 2015 the NSW government erected a fence around Wedding Cake Rock to prevent people from accessing it.
Many of the 10,000 visiting per month are after a picture of themselves sat on the rock, and they can easily jump over the fence for 'that' photo.
Although it does make a decent photo, its destroying a treasured and popular landmark. The impact of these visitors standing on the rock will decrease the stability of the rock. As it can give way at 'any moment' it's not only a safety concern but its critical that we prevent people from destroying a valuable landmark.
the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service 'NPWS' has approval for a permanent viewing platform near the landmark. But until this is completed we need extra security and tougher fines for people jumping the fence. This could be a single member of staff guarding the fence or a few volunteers.
We believe that the NPWS need to realise that the longer they leave this issue the more dangerous it is. If it collapsed today we're sure they'd regret it.
Please help us and raise awareness that we don't want a lovely, epic landmark destroyed. We'd love to see Wedding Cake Rock last longer without the undue stress visitors cause it.
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