Wooramel Station is a family owned working cattle, sheep, goat and outback station stay. Leonie McLeod purchased the lease on 9th December 1994 for her sons Martin and Murray Horak. The property occupied an area of 271,000 acres (109,670 ha) and was running a flock of 13,000 sheep. “They just do not have the ability to take on more coastline and properly manage this very environmentally sensitive area.”. [12], List of pastoral leases in Western Australia, "Stock and Station news – The Gascoyne district", "Inquiry into the provision, use and regulation of caravan parks and camping grounds in Western Australia submission", "Five weeks and counting: Negotiations ongoing as Western Australia's pastoral lease rollover approaches", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Warroora&oldid=973057704, All Wikipedia articles written in Australian English, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 15 August 2020, at 04:11. DON’T get Leonie McLeod started about the long-term plan for the stunning coastline that rolls into world heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef. Brockman regarded the country highly as it was rich in milkbush that could support sheep in the driest season and required little water. Warroora Station (pronounced Warra) is a family run cattle station adjacent to the World Heritage Ningaloo Reef coastline, offering authentic Station Stay Accommodation and Homestead campground. “I can only hope that they get it right,” she said. Pictured - with grand children Nolan (10) and Eva (12). Topics WA … While the northern area of excised land will become part of Cape Range National Park, the southern stretch that takes in Worra will become public conservation and recreation reserves, a spokesman said. The Ningaloo Coast is adjacent to the property, which has approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) of ocean frontage. The schooner Rescue was scheduled to deliver fencing materials to the site early the next year. [3], By 1933 the property was carrying a flock of 23,000 sheep, including 5,000 lambs, and produced a total of 518 bales of wool. She said Parks and Wildlife struggle to look after the Indigenous Land Corporation-owned Cardabia station to their north. Warroora's Leonie McLeod does not want to see any part of the station's lease excised, as part of the negotiations. Warroora "Warra" Station on Ningaloo Reef - TravelX3 - YouTube Leonie McLeod said Parks and Wildlife struggle to look after the Indigenous Land Corporation-owned Cardabia station to their north. “That process has been a part of my life every day for the last 10 years,” says Richardson with resignation. [11], In 2015 the station owners had to renegotiate the lease agreement with the state government, including having the government excise sections of pastoral land along the world-heritage listed Ningaloo Coast from the property, for conservation and tourism ventures. She is not convinced the WA Department of Parks and Wildlife, which oversees the Cape Range National Park that abuts the reef, has the capability or the budget to do what she and her eight staff do so well on Worra. [8] By 1925 the property had been divided into 11 paddocks and one bore had been sunk that was producing 1,000,000 imperial gallons (4,546,090 L) of water per day from a depth of 1,780 feet (543 m), providing a water supply to seven of the paddocks. Warroora Station owners battle State Government over management of Ningaloo Reef coastline . July 29, 2018 12:00AM. [9], The Horak family acquired Warroora in 1994 and have been living at and managing the property in a sustainable manner since that time. Sign up to play NOW! [7], The property was sold by Lefroy in 1922 to Percy St. Barbe Ayliffe and H. R. Read. [5] Lefroy bought 2,000 ewes from Brick House Station in 1907 to stock up Warroora,[6] and by 1908, 84 bales of wool were produced. The uncertainty has loomed ominously over Paul Richardson, the owner of Gnaraloo Station. Warroora was a part of Minilya Station during the time George Julius Brockman owned the property. The earliest recorded lease was 20,000 acres taken up by The Quailborough Squatting Co. (Wattes Howard and others of Champion Bay) on 1st January, 1880. But the McGowan Government said it had committed $5.9 million to negotiate a Land Use Agreement with the Gnulli people and jointly manage the area. Worra, as it is known, has 50km of pristine beachfront but was forced to hand over an excised 2km coastal strip when WA’s pastoral leases came up for renewal in 2015. But that doesn’t fill Leonie McLeod with much confidence. The family managing a heritage-listed tourism favourite fear a poorly-managed coastline could damage the Ningaloo Marine Park. Coordinates: 23°28′58″S 113°47′34″E / 23.48279°S 113.79272°E / -23.48279; 113.79272 (Warroora), Warroora or Warroora Station is a pastoral lease that once operated as a sheep station and is now operating as a cattle station in Western Australia. [2] Ningaloo Station is situated to the north of Warroora, Minilya Station is found to the south east and Gnaraloo to the south. “There has been precious little management along Cardabia and the environmental damage over this time (to this area) is hideous,”she said. “They are already stretched to the limit just covering the national park, how are they going to take on such a large parcel of land on top of that?” she asked. Managers of Ningaloo and Warroora stations have been in a long-running and bitter dispute over land excised from their leases in 2015, which the State Government wants to … “We have 600 visitors in the first few weeks of these school holidays. Leonie McLeod purchased the lease on 9th December 1994 for her sons Martin and Murray Horak. [10], A couple from Canberra drowned while holidaying at Warroora in 2013, with the woman's body washing up shortly afterward and the man's body washing up at Elle's beach a week later. The lands of Warroora saved Brockman's flocks on occasions when he shifted them to this coastal country. Situated between Carnarvon and Exmouth, only 1 hour South of Coral Bay, we offer a wide range of accommodation around our Homestead, it is the ideal place to experience the Australian outback. The property occupies an area of 1430 square kilometres with 60 kilometres of coastline frontage to the Indian Ocean, backing onto the Shark Bay World Heritage area. in … The local Gnulli people and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions are currently figuring out how to manage the strip but it is the latest development in a decades-long battle with various State governments. Since her family took over the 107,000ha Warroora pastoral lease south of Coral Bay in 1994, after heading north in the 1960s, the McLeods have been butting heads with bureaucracy over Native Title, pastoral issues, land tenure and management responsibilities.