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Balowra State Conservation Area

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Applies from Tue 2 Apr 2024, 3.44pm to Sat 4 May 2024, 3.48pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Apr 2024, 6.59pm

Other planned events: Notice of Aerial Baiting using Poison 1080 to control foxes and wild dogs.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in this park from Monday 22 April to Friday 3 May 2024.

The operation will involve the use of meat baits containing Poison1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes, and wild dogs.

The program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the 2019-2020 bushfires, and to minimise the impact of foxes and wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information call the NPWS Central West Area office at Dubbo on 02 6841 7100.

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Applies from Sun 17 Mar 2024, 6.17pm to Tue 17 Sep 2024, 6.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Mar 2024, 10.57am

Other planned events: Ongoing Poison 1080 ground baiting program - controlling fox impacts for Biosecurity values.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ground baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE) that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program will be ongoing between 17 March 2024 and 17 September 2024 along management trails in Tollingo Nature Reserve and Woggoon Nature Reserve.

Readily identifiable 1080 poison signs have been positioned at trail entry points or trail junctions throughout the reserve.

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 should 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 please call the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Sun 3 Mar 2024, 3.40pm to Fri 19 Apr 2024, 3.41pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Apr 2024, 6.59pm

Other planned events: Park closed for aerial pest animal control program

Koonaburra National Park and Whispering Oaks campground will be closed between 14 - 18 April 2024 to undertake an important pest animal control program.

For further information, please contact the Central West Area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640 or email npws.centralwest@environment.nsw.gov.au

Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Fri 11 Nov 2022, 11.59am to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Apr 2024, 9.48am

Closed parks: Willandra National Park closed

Willandra National Park will be CLOSED until further notice, whilst staff undertake damage assessments and repair works.

 

In the interest of visitor safety, we will need to keep the park CLOSED until repairs have been completed and the park is deemed safe to re-open.

 

This closure includes roofed accommodation, campgrounds and all park roads. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Apr 2024, 8.07am

Other incidents: Visitation restrictions

There are a number of restrictions on visitation and access by the general public to Yathong, Nombinnie and Round Hill Nature Reserves and Nombinnie State Conservation Area. 

  • These reserves are not available for overnight camping or hiking. Visitation is restricted to day visits only.
  • Vehicle access is restricted to the public roads passing through or adjoining the reserves. Management trails are closed to vehicles. However you are welcome to walk on the trails.
  • Bird watchers are welcome to walk into the reserves and along management trails. However take care to make sure you can navigate back to your car - it is easy to get disorientated in mallee country.
  • Trips to Round Hill Nature Reserve by bird watching clubs can be done by prior arrangement.
  • There are a number of scientific research programs happening in the reserves and visitors should not disturb any field equipment if they come across it.
  • The reserves are closed periodically to allow management programs to be undertaken. Please check the website for closures prior to visits.

For further information contact the NPWS Central West area, Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640.

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