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Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Glenrock State Conservation Area

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

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Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 11.06am to Tue 31 May 2022, 11.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Dec 2021, 3.07pm

Closed areas: Mungo track partial closure

Mungo Track is closed between Tamboi and Brambles Green campground from Monday 29 November until Tuesday 31 May 2022 due to damaged boardwalk. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

 

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Applies from Wed 24 Nov 2021, 8.17am to Wed 8 Dec 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Dec 2021, 10.13am

Closed areas: Bateau Bay beach carpark closed for maintenance

Bateau Bay Beach carpark is closed to vehicles from 12pm Monday 6 December to Wednesday 8 December 2021 (inclusive) for maintenance works.

This closure is weather dependent and may be extended.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Sat 27 Nov 2021, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Dec 2021, 9.54am

Closed parks: Worimi Conservation Lands closed

This park is closed to vehicles from Saturday 27 November to Thursday 2 December 2021 due to widespread, severe weather and large swells.

Beachfront driving and the recreational vehicle area in Worimi Conservation Lands (Stockton Beach) is closed. You can access Worimi Conservation Lands on foot, however no private vehicles can go past the entry stations.

Barriers and signs are in place. Sea foam has restricted visibility and drop offs, gutters and hazards are not visible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Access to beach driving will be reviewed on Monday 29 November and this alert will be updated.

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Applies from Sun 4 Apr 2021, 11.11am to Thu 14 Apr 2022, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Dec 2021, 4.17pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to road damage and landslide

There is no visitor access to Bangalow Road due to significant road damage and a landslide. The following areas are also closed:

  • Bangalow campground
  • Gap Creek campground
  • Gap Creek picnic area 
  • Gap Creek Falls walking tracks

The entry gate will remain locked and no visitor access including pedestrians are permitted. NPWS is aiming to have all work completed and visitor access restored prior to Easter 2022.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Central Coast area office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Fri 26 Nov 2021, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Sat 27 Nov 2021, 2.51pm

Safety alerts: Changed road conditions

Some sections of roads within Munmorah State Conservation Area are storm-affected. Take care and drive to road conditions.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 19 Nov 2021, 12.26pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Nov 2021, 4.28pm

Other planned events: Box Beach access road - road works

Road works on Box Beach access road are happening from Monday 22 November to Tuesday 23 November 2021. Expect delays and please obey signs and instructions.

The access road will remain open during this work, and there will be access to Box Beach. However, parking and traffic flow will be interrupted.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office at Nelson Bay on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Fri 19 Nov 2021, 12.14pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Nov 2021, 4.08pm

Closed areas: East Shoal Bay fire trail closed

East Shoal Bay fire trail is closed for road works from Friday 19 November, with work due to be completed on Tuesday 23 November 2021.

However, the trail will be open over the weekend.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office at Nelson Bay on 4984 8200.

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Applies from Thu 18 Nov 2021, 3.53pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Nov 2021, 11.27am

Closed areas: Kingsley Beach access track - works

The Kingsley beach access track is closed for track works from Monday 6 December 2021 to Friday 10 December 2021.

There will be no access to Kingsley beach and the carpark will be closed during construction. There will be signs and barriers in place. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Nelson Bay office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Thu 26 Jan 2017, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Nov 2021, 10.36am

Closed areas: Middle Ridge Road - fire trail closed

Middle Ridge Road is closed from the intersection of Null Road. There is no vehicle or pedestrian access to Ravensdale Road. This trail is dormant and not open for public use. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 17 Nov 2021, 1.31pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Nov 2021, 4.19pm

Safety alerts: Fibrosa trail closed due to storm damage

Fibrosa trail has experienced significant storm damage and is closed to all users in the south of the reserve. Planning is underway to repair the damaged trail.

Take care and follow onsite signage. Please remember that vehicles are not permitted in Columbey State Conservation Area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Wed 15 Sep 2021, 2.08pm to Thu 16 Dec 2021, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Dec 2021, 10.02am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed for upgrades

The following campgrounds are closed until Thursday 16 December 2021 for upgrades:

  • Joes Cove campground til 18/12/21
  • Johnsons Beach campground
  • Mackaway Bay

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Tue 26 Oct 2021, 12.29pm to Fri 10 Dec 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 8.48am

Safety alerts: Fire trail road works

Please be aware roadworks and vegetation management operations are underway on all fire trails in this park. The works will occur from Tuesday 26 October to Friday 10 December 2021.

There may be some delays. Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff.

For more information, please contact the local office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Sat 10 Jul 2021, 1.11pm to Mon 13 Dec 2021, 1.12pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Nov 2021, 7.47am

Closed areas: Gap Creek and Gap Creek Falls walking tracks closed

The three walking tracks from Gap Creek picnic area are closed until mid December 2021 due to storm damage and a planned major upgrade to Gap Creek Falls walking track.

Due to the dangerous nature of the work no visitors will be permitted. Alternative bushwalks are located:

  • At Boarding House Dam picnic area
  • Via Georges Road to Great North walk 
  • In adjacent State Forest areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 7 Oct 2021, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Oct 2021, 9.36am

Closed areas: East Shoal Bay fire trail closed for road works

The East Shoal Bay fire trail is closed for road works from 7 October 2021.

This management trail is being upgraded for fire vehicle access between Zenith Beach carpark and Box Beach Road.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Nelson Bay office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Fri 25 Sep 2020, 1.18pm to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 10.33am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Oct 2021, 10.39am

Closed areas: Little Mountain campground closed

Little Mountain Road and Little Mountain campground in Karuah National Park are closed while Little Mountain Road is being upgraded. The road is impassable. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 8.50am to Sat 7 May 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Dec 2021, 10.01am

Closed areas: Sunnyside campground closed

Sunnyside campground will be closed indefinitely until major works have been completed.

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Applies from Mon 11 Oct 2021, 10.06am to Fri 15 Jul 2022, 10.08am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Nov 2021, 8.44am

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a 1080 baiting program using meat baits and M44 ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program is aimed at the protection of the endangered brush-tailed rock wallaby and other native animals, and to reduce attacks on domestic stock in the adjacent Congewai Valley. The program will be ongoing between Monday 11 October 2021 and Friday 15 July 2022.

The program will target the northern side of the park, including some private properties bordering the Congewai Valley with the consent of land-owners. Meat baits will also be delivered by helicopter on one day between Monday 11 October and Friday 15 October 2021.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please email or call NPWS Central Coast area office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Fri 27 Aug 2021, 1.43pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Sep 2021, 10.08am

Closed areas: Wangi Wangi Point - closures

Some parts of this park are closed from Saturday 28 August to Thursday 30 September 2021 while maintenance works are carried out on the Wangi Wangi Point steps next to the boat ramp. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local NPWS office on 02 4946 4100.  

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Applies from Mon 2 Aug 2021, 1.52pm. Last reviewed: Sun 5 Sep 2021, 7.55pm

Closed areas: Lighthouse Keepers Cottages Ruins site closed

The Lighthouse Keepers Cottages Ruins site is closed to pedestrian access for public safety reasons. Please do not enter the Ruins site under any circumstances.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Tue 20 Jul 2021, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Jul 2021, 8.16am

Closed areas: Brunkerville trail closed due to landslide

Brunkerville trail is closed due to a landslip during recent flooding event. Repair works are planned and the trail will re-open once the works are complete.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the local office.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2016, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Aug 2021, 4.48pm

Closed areas: Fire trails, roads closed due to damage

The following fire trails are closed due to illegal 4WD damage:

  • Maculata fire trail west of Jilliby Road to Daniels Point fire trail
  • Eastern section of Daniels Point fire trail to Jilliby Jilliby Creek

There is no vehicle access across Little Jilliby Jilliby Creek in either direction. Locked gates are in place in several locations. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 3.29pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Sun 25 Jul 2021, 9.03am

Safety alerts: Road access in Jilliby State Conservation Area

All roads in Jilliby State Conservation Area are unsealed, and not readily accessible by 2WD vehicles. 4WD vehicles should be used at all times. Gates may be temporarily closed on some roads for roadworks, to prevent damage when wet.

For more information, please call the Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Tue 11 May 2021, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 May 2021, 9.50am

Closed areas: Awaba Bay Foreshore walk partial closure

The section of Awaba Foreshore walk between the Northern Boundary fire trail and Alexander's picnic area is closed from Tuesday 11 May 2021 until further notice, due to a landslip.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Wed 26 Feb 2020, 10.38am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Feb 2021, 1.46pm

Safety alerts: Watagan Road - not suitable for 2WD vehicles (Cessnock Council section)

Watagan Road from the cattle grid at the southern end of Heaton Road south, uphill to the second cattle grid at the Watagans National Park boundary, is currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles. The road is rough and steep in sections because of erosion caused by rain and vehicle traffic. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Wed 30 Sep 2020, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Sep 2020, 4.00pm

Safety alerts: Ironbark Road access to picnic area - Last 850m 4WD only

The last 850m along Ironbark Road (Crown Road) to access Ironbark picnic area is currently limited to 4WD vehicles only. This section is not suitable to conventional 2WD vehicles due to a severely eroded hill along the Crown Road. Visitors to this section of the park travelling by conventional 2WD vehicles will have to walk the last 850 metres to access to the start of the park and Ironbark picnic area.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.40pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 8.16am

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Forest Road closed

The section of Lemon Tree Forest Road, between Prickly Ridge Road and Yambo Forest Road, in Jilliby State Conservation Area is closed to vehicles. This closure will remain in place indefinitely due to severe erosion and 4WD vehicle damage. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 7 Oct 2014, 1.53pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 May 2020, 12.13pm

Closed areas: Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area closed

Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed for approved underground mining operations. The affected areas (see map) have been closed to protect visitor safety, because they're subject to subsidence and remediation activities from the mining operations.

The Great North Walk remains open. An update will be provided should this situation change.

If you're visiting the park, please be aware of subsidence and pollution incidents that took place in 2013, which were greater than what was expected from normal mining operations. These included a cliff fall in the north, and a subsidence and grout leak incident in the central part of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area. 

If you're planning to visit the park during this time, please stay on formed tracks and trails and observe all barriers, warning signs and safety messages. Areas subject to possible cliff fall or subsidence in both areas of the park are clearly marked. For more information, call the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100. NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 3.03pm

Closed areas: Click Creek fire trail and Slippery Rock Road

Click Creek fire trail is closed due to extensive storm damage. The trail will remain closed until maintenance works can be completed. Slippery Rock Road is closed due to eroded surfaces making conditions unsafe. The road will reopen, subject to consent conditions once maintenance work is completed. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 20 Feb 2020, 9.16am. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Apr 2020, 1.24pm

Closed areas: Ocean Rocks walking track

Ocean Rocks walking track in Tomaree National Park is closed due to landslide from Thursday 20 February 2020. Signs will be in place around the closed area.

All main visitor areas, including Tomaree Summit walk, will remain open. You can still access Tomaree Head via Tomaree Summit walk.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Hunter Coast area office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 9.22am

Closed areas: Morisset picnic area

The Morisset section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed from Thursday 20 December 2019. There is now no public access to the following areas:

  • The  Morisset Hospital site
  • Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area foreshore
  • Morisset picnic area.

Alternative picnic areas are located in the Lake Macquarie Council area in and around the Morisset and Bonnells Bay foreshores. There is no public access to view the kangaroos that frequent the hospital site. Members of the public can contact the hospital administrative office on 02 4973 0222. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Central Coast area Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/education/stage-2-geography-aboriginal-culture-glenrock-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

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