Applies from Wed 7 Jun 2023, 12.00am to Fri 16 Jun 2023, 1.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Jun 2023, 4.12pm
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be spraying Bitou Bush by aerial application between Wednesday 7th June and Friday 16th June 2023 in Crowdy Bay National Park. Some beaches, roads, headlands and walking tracks will be temporarily closed during the operation for public safety.
Bitou Bush will be sprayed with herbicide (Metulfuron methly) and the operation is expected to take two days to complete. The exact dates will be subject to favourable weather conditions.
NPWS staff will be present and patrolling closed areas during the operation. The following closures will apply when operations are underway:
- Dunbogan Beach/Diamond Head Beach, from the northern border of CBNP to Geebung picnic area
- Blackbutt picnic area
- Cheese Tree picnic area
- Geebung picnic area
- Mermaid lookout walking track
- Headland loop walking track
- Kylies Beach/Crowdy Beach from south of Kylies Beach campground to Abbey Creek picnic area
- Mermaid beach access
- Figtree beach access
All Crowdy Bay campgrounds, Forest walking track and Metcalfes walking track will remain open. The southern most section of Diamond Head Beach and a section of northern Kylies Beach will remain open.
For further information contact the NPWS Port Macquarie area office on 02 6588 5555.