I have enjoyed the Schooner Cove trail for many years, as well as the Rainforest trail.
I believe there are many like me who treasure the rainforest, the scenic beauty and the rare tranquillity that it is possible to find on those trails. While there is an airport close by, there are still few airplanes to disturb the precious quiet of the area.
The National Park is still, at the moment, a sanctuary of peace in a world increasingly in turmoil. I know the National Park is not properly funded by the Conservative government. I am also aware that over the last few years, the Schooner Cove trail has fallen into derelict condition, and the longer section of the Rainforest trail also
needs upgrades. Of the two Parks trails, Schooner Cove is especially dangerous, because the support beams are in a state of advance biodegradation. While Parks maintenance crews are constantly replacing the odd rotten board, there is not much left for them to plant a nail into. I believe the Federal Government has a duty to
properly fund our National Parks. At the moment they are starving them to death. This is wrong. People’s safety is a stake on those trails.
With the present letter I am asking the Federal government to start thinking and acting as if they gave a hoot.