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Re: Oxenford jasper
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2018, 05:15:28 PM »
I agree with above suggestions open it to the public, that way as the landowner you have ultimate say in the process.

Unfortunately not quite that simple.  To legally run it as a public access venture requires a number of approvals (you cannot just open a tourist venture like this without council approval for instance), involves some very complicated insurance issues and if some fool trips over and sues you for negligence, you risk a very expensive lawsuit.  If something goes wrong, I can guarantee the landowner is the one person who DOESNT have ultimate say - it will end up being lawyers, council, insurance companies, etc, etc.

Dont want to be a downer on this but people who advocate access for fossickers usually have no idea what the risks are for landowners. We investigated it some years ago and gave the idea away very quickly as impractical and extremely risky.

The simplest thing for the landowner in this case is the buy or build a decent sized saw and sell rough or slabs for cabbing - even at low value, the return is steady and no risk.

Just my 2c worth.

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Re: Oxenford jasper
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2018, 07:08:17 PM »
I have a little 10" saw if you want I can slab some for you we could swap my time for rocks
I am just up near Beenleigh would love to help

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Re: Oxenford jasper
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2018, 06:26:20 PM »
Local council zoning will absolutely need to be considered.(Depending on the status of your land).
Mineral resources act 1989.
Fossicking act  1994.
Land access codes 2016.( Still awaiting amendments for private to public access).


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Re: Oxenford jasper
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2018, 03:48:29 PM »
Thanks Leah, I'm not digging anything out, The stuff here was dug out when they put the dam in before I purchased the property. We got a rock breaker in to break them smaller for our retaining and the this stuff is just left over and we were going to use it for another retaining wall at some point until we discovered what the rocks were. I think as you said buy/build a big saw, and selling it my self rather then have people come on to the property. Going to have some people in the know come have a look and see what options they come up with.
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