What is a Permanent Course?

A permanent course is a public area, usually suburban parkland, on which permanent controls have been placed in strategic locations. These controls usually take the form of posts with orange or white tops and numbers - or steel posts with steel plates at the top painted white and orange also with numbers.

DIY Orienteering kits for permanent orienteering controls in Southern Tasmania are no longer available pending the establishment of new arrangements.  

The current permanent controls at Queens Domain, Ridgeway (Waterworks), Risdon Brook Reserve and Coningham will shortly be removed and  replaced with controls of a newer design and at different locations.  Future distribution of new maps will be by direct download from the Orienteering Tasmania web site.  Accompanying the maps will also be suggested courses of varying difficulty.  The courses will be changed periodically to provide fresh experiences at the same location.

When the arrangements are completed in the coming months, this web site will be updated.  There will also be media publicity. 

If you would like to discuss the arrangements or request that you be specifically notified when they are in place, contact Bert Elson: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Phone: 6234 2991 (h)  Mobile: 0415 844 591

In the interim, the controls on the previously issued maps have not been maintained recently.  Some controls are missing and group activities using the maps should not rely on the controls being in the indicated places.


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