Woomera Prohibited Area Coordination Office
Introduction of Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2014
The Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2014 was introduced into the Senate on 27 March 2014.
2014–15 exclusion periods
Woomera Prohibited Area exclusion periods for the 2014–15 financial year were announced on 27 March 2014.
Exclusion period cancelled
The exclusion period for new non-Defence users for Amber Zone 2 - Corridor planned for 19 May—8 June 2014 has been cancelled. The exclusion period for Amber Zone 1 between 5 May—8 June 2014 remains in force.
Detailed maps available of Woomera Prohibited Area
A detailed map showing the WPA and access zone boundaries is available from the South Australian Resources Information Geoserver. To display the WPA boundary and management zones, select Map Layers > Data > Land Access > Restricted Exploration or Production > Woomera Prohibited Area.
The Woomera Prohibited Area Coordination Office is a joint Australian Government—South Australian Government office established to administer non-Defence use of the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA).
The office was established following the Australian Government’s endorsement of the recommendations of the Government Review of the Woomera Prohibited Area Final Report on 3 May 2011.
The WPA Coordination Office’s objectives are to:
- administer all aspects of non-Defence access to the WPA
- develop a comprehensive range management framework
- ensure a consistent and coordinated approach to approving non-Defence access to the WPA, while preserving Australia’s national interests.
The WPA is an important Defence capability and testing and evaluation asset that plays a significant role in Australia’s national security.
The WPA is also highly prospective and the South Australian Government estimates that more than $35 billion in developments, iron ore, gold and uranium projects could be possible over the next decade.
If you have any questions or would like additional information please contact the WPA Coordination Office.