As per Scouts Victoria communications 7 Dec 2020 & 23 Jan 2021.
Campsites can open and be used for the following:
Outdoor activities can now be in groups of up to 100, larger numbers if split into groups of 100
Accommodation can now be for groups of 30. This is includes Scout members sleeping in groups of 30 in tents, cabins or bunkhouses etc.
Face masks generally don’t need to be worn apart from when carpooling
Eating areas, training rooms and other communal areas can now accommodate 1 person per 2m2 as we have QR codes – see below (doesn’t apply to school or Scout groups)
Multiple school camp bookings can be onsite at the same time – they do not need to be limited to 100 people
All above users of campsites must:
Communal toilets, showers and cooking facilities may be shared if they are cleaned at least twice per day, unless the campsite is in a very remote area
Ensure that there is regular cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces in shared areas
Record name and phone number of all attendees and date/time of arrival and departure
Where food is served at a campsite, it needs to follow hospitality industry guidelines for the serving of food and drink.
While in use, campsite must be cleaned at least twice a day.
Soiled surfaces and spills should be cleaned with water and detergent – this can be in the form of a detergent solution or wipes.
Frequently touched surfaces should be disinfected with either a disinfectant spray (e.g. bleach cleaner or Glen 20, etc) or disinfectant wipes. 2-in-1 wipes (cleaner and disinfectant) can also be used if it states that it is effective against viruses.
Equipment used in activities should be cleaned between use and not shared during the activity.
Any kitchen utensils used should be thoroughly washed in a normal manner (either by hand or in a dishwasher).
Fabric material (tea towels, clothes, etc) that can’t be wiped with bleach should be washed as normal in a washing machine etc.
Rowallan has completed a reed bed to disperse the water after the septic process. The water is Class-C and does not smell. There are lots of plants along the bed and up the sides, which will grow and slow the water flow as it travels along the bed.
We are proud to announce that we have installed Hydronic Heating to our Dormitories and Toilet block for your comfort. Overnight heating to 15 degC will reduce the chill factor on our cold Winter nights.
We have been offering free wifi Internet access to our campers for the last 18 months.
However to due to the sustained abuse / over use by campers we have been forced to discontinue this service.
If any group camping with us would like Internet access whilst at camp, then this can be made available if arranged via the Booking office in advance of your camp. WiFi coverage is limited to the dinning room and is Wireless-G.
The fee for such access is $15 per GB downloaded, or part thereof.
If you think this is unreasonable, please lobby Telstra and the local MP for NBN access in Mt. Charlie Rd/Kent Rd.
Our only possible Internet access is via Telstra 3G at this time.
Further to the Resource Saving work previously undertaken, we have recently redesigned the Water filtration system to filter all Camp water, and to store the filtered water before use.
This has greatly increased our capacity to deliver clean water to all areas of the camp at the required pressure.
Note, the water is slightly discoloured, but it is clean from a health perspective.
Recently we have implemented 2 resource saving systems saving both electricity and water. We have installed a Grid Connected Solar system and are harvesting rain water for use around HQ camp.
This water is augmented by water from Mt Teneriffe Dam in times of low rainfall.
The Solar system installed by Solar Charge is a 2.04kW system comprising 12 panels.
The Rain water harvesting system includes 130KL of storage, collects water from 686m2 of roof, is UV treated and filtered for use around the camp.