Aware of Noetzie’s natural riches, and fiercely determined to maintain its uniqueness – so easily destroyed by commercialism- the residents applied to the authorities to have it declared a conservancy in order to protect and preserve its pristine environment and unspoilt atmosphere. In 1999, symbolically celebrated as the last year of the millennium, Noetzie officially became a Conservancy.
These guidelines have been set by common consensus of the members of the NCOA, who have pledged to try at all times to comply with them themselves and to ensure that visitors and others also comply.
1 Parking and Traffic
1.1 Limited public parking is available at the top of Old Wagon Road
1.2 Use of the Old Wagon Road is limited to residents on the beach and river, their guests, service vehicles, authorized builder and maintenance vehicles
1.3 The use of the Old Wagon Road is restricted to residents of properties on the Old Wagon Road, river and beach.
1.4 Driving or parking on the beach is only permitted for vehicles with valid permits
1.5 The demarcated parking bays on the right hand side of the Old Wagon Road are reserved for owners of beach properties (but not their guests as well), on a first come, first served basis.
1.6 If two vehicles meet on the Old Wagon Road or the track, the onus is on the ascending vehicle to reverse.
1.7 Due consideration should be given, to minimise noise levels within the Noetzie conservancy.
1.8 Open fires are not permitted on the beach, in the parking area or in any area of indigenous bush.
1.9 Water tanks are private property and no water may be drawn from any tank without the owner’s permission.
1.10 All septic tanks must be reactivated with a proper biological agent at least once per month.
1.11 Dogs are discouraged, and are to be controlled at all times
1.12 Use of herbicides is discouraged in any area where contamination of the beach, river or estuary may result.