Applies from Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 May 2023, 8.47am
Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program
A baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes will be conducted between Thursday 21 October 2021 to Friday 1 September 2023 in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas.
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.
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Applies from Mon 6 Mar 2023, 12.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 May 2023, 9.35am
Closed areas: Pest animal control (deer)
Some areas of Bugong National Park will be closed for overnight pest operations (ground shooting) between Monday 20 March and Friday 30 June 2023. Specifically, the below areas of Bugong NP will be closed from 6pm to 9am on the Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings/mornings during these dates.
Do not enter the closed areas during these times. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
The program is targeting deer but other pest animals (including pigs, goats, foxes and feral cats) will be targeted if observed during the operation.
The program aims to reduce the significant impact these pest animals have on native plants and animals including threatened species.
The areas of Bugong NP affected by this closure are:
- Lower Bugong Road - park areas to the north and south
-Illaroo Fire Trail - park areas to the east and west.
Park closure warning signs will be erected at entrances to the shooting areas.
For more information, contact the Illawarra Highlands park office firstname.lastname@example.org
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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 May 2023, 11.40am
Closed areas: Camping closed due to flood and fire damage
Camping is closed at the following campgrounds due to fire damage and flooding. The closed campground include (open for day-use only):
- Pauls Point
Please not that the campgrounds will remain open for day use. Some campgrounds may be affected by flood debris following heavy rain, and there may be steep sand walls to access sites.
Please be cautious and move onto another campground if safety issues occur. There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.
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Applies from Tue 3 Aug 2021, 4.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Apr 2023, 11.02am
Other planned events: Notice of herbicide treatment program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and WaterNSW will be conducting a herbicide treatment program between Tuesday 3 August 2021 and Wednesday 2 February 2022.
This treatment will mainly affect Lake Yarrunga foreshore areas along the Kangaroo River. The program involves the use of garlon 3A for the control of the weed ludwigia longifolia.
For further information, please email the NPWS Illawarra Highlands area office or call 02 4887 8244.
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