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Riverside Park

Hunter Wetlands National Park

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Applies from Wed 5 May 2021, 3.18pm to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 3.19pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 10.34am

Safety alerts: Notice of pest management program

A pest management program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be undertaken between Saturday 1 May to Sunday 31 October 2021. 

The program will target the northern side of the park, including some private properties bordering the Congewai Valley. Meat baits will also be delivered by helicopter on one day between the Monday 10 May and Friday 14 May 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 contact the local office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Tue 23 Mar 2021, 3.41pm to Sun 30 May 2021, 3.43pm. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Apr 2021, 8.50am

Closed areas: Tracks partially closed due to maintenance and upgrades

Yuelarbah track is closed from Leichhardts lookout to the beach due to maintenance and upgrades

A detour has been created at the lookout to Yuelarbah Management trail to Burwood Beach.

For your safety, please avoid Yuelarbah track from Leichhardts lookout to the beach until further notice. The closure will be reviewed by Sunday 29th May 2021.

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

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Applies from Thu 25 Mar 2021, 8.38pm to Thu 13 May 2021, 8.38pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 2.54pm

Closed areas: Campground closures and restricted road access

Campgrounds and some access roads in this park are closed due to a severe weather event. This is due to weather conditions causing track and road damage, land slips and tree falls across many areas. 

NPWS is conducting condition assessments to determine the extent of the damage and to rectify safety issues. For your safety, please avoid these areas until further notice.

If you have a campground booking, you can call 1300 072 757 for more information.

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

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Applies from Sun 4 Apr 2021, 11.11am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 11.17am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to rain damage

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 Falls walking tracks

The NPWS is awaiting a geo-technical report on the landslide to ensure visitor safety. The entry gate is currently locked and no visitor access is permitted.

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

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 9.45am to Thu 1 Jul 2021, 9.46am. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.48am

Closed areas: Dudley Beach carpark closure

Dudley Beach carpark will be closed to pedestrians and vehicles from Monday 19 April 2021 to July 2021 to ensure visitor safety.

NPWS is renewing and undertaking minor upgrades to improve accessibility and visitor amenity.

Dudley Beach will remain accessible for pedestrians via the Bombala Street, Goulburn Street, Debs Parade and Banksia Street walking tracks.

The main works at Dudley Beach carpark will include:

  • The whole carpark area will be re-surfaced and lines marked 
  • New replacement northern access stairway
  • New viewing platforms
  • Picnic facilities will be upgraded with construction of new shelter structures
  • Southern beach entry to be resealed and have a new board and chain pedestrian walkway installed
  • New signage across the site.

For your safety, please adhere to park signage.

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

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Applies from Wed 24 Mar 2021, 8.23am to Fri 28 May 2021, 9.48am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 May 2021, 2.55pm

Closed areas: Bangalow Road, walking track and campground closures

Some areas in Watagans National Park are temporarily closed from Wednesday 23 March 2021.

The affected areas are:

  • Bangalow Road is closed for urgent road maintenance to address a landslip
  • Gap Creek Falls walking track is closed due to fallen trees, water over the track and slippery conditions.
  • Bangalow campground
  • Gap Creek campground

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. 

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

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Applies from Tue 17 Nov 2020, 3.48pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 3.39pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Feb 2021, 1.47pm

Safety alerts: 1080 fox and wild dog program underway

1080 poison feral animal baiting restarts on selected roads in Watagans National Park from Tuesday 17 November 2020 to Wednesday 30 June 2021. The baiting is also occurring on some adjacent properties with the permission of land-owners. Roads affected include:

  • Rope Road
  • Bowmans Road and part Harris fire trail
  • Ingles Road
  • Carrolls Road
  • Georges Road
  • Turners Road

Visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in the national park at any time. 1080 poison is toxic to domestic cats and dogs. Seek urgent veterinary care if you suspect your animal has taken a bait.

The baiting is targeting foxes and wild dogs which are a major predator of native wildlife including brush-tailed rock wallabies.

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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 Fri 25 Sep 2020, 1.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Sep 2020, 3.21pm

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 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 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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