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Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve

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Last reviewed: Mon 5 December 2022, 11.36am

Applies from Thu 1 Dec 2022, 4.52pm to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 4.53pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 11.36am.

Closed areas: Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve temporarily closed due to storm impacts - access trail and bridges.

Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve is closed due to storm impacts and fallen trees.

Condition assessments on built bridges and walking tracks are being undertaken by trained contractors. This process may take some time before visitor are able to use this park for recreation.

Please call Central West Area office at Bathurst for the most up to date information 02 6332 7640

Please do not drive around road closed signs or closed gates.

Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 2 Dec 2022, 12.15pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 12.24pm.

Fire bans: Park fire ban (solid fuel)

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page. or call the Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Sun 4 Dec 2022, 7.01am to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 7.02am. Last reviewed: Sun 4 Dec 2022, 7.05am

Closed parks: Closed due to severe storm damage to access and internal trails.

Nangar National Park is closed due to severe storm impacts to access trails and internal trails. The campgrounds and walking tracks are also closed and require safety assessments and repairs to occur before they can be opened.

Many Cabonne Council roads are also impacted by storm damage. Please check the Cabonne Council website for current information; Road Closures - Cabonne Council (nsw.gov.au)

The access trail is closed to all traffic and wash aways need to be repaired prior to any traffic using this access.

For more information, please contact Central West Area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640 for the most up to date information.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Fri 2 Dec 2022, 12.15pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 12.24pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban (solid fuel)

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page. or call the Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640

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Applies from Thu 27 Oct 2022, 3.00pm to Thu 26 Jan 2023, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Nov 2022, 2.47pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to wet conditions

Goobang National Park is closed due to ongoing wet weather.

This closure includes all walking tracks, campgrounds and fire trails in the park. Please do not enter the park.

This closure will be reassessed weekly and the park will re-open when it is safe to do so.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For the most current information please contact the NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Thu 3 Mar 2022, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Nov 2022, 7.09am

Closed areas: Mount Canobolas Summit precinct closed for redevelopment

The Mount Canobolas Summit precinct will be closed for redevelopment works from 7am, Monday 12 September 2022 until further notice. Please refer back to this alert for reopening times as they will be announced closer to the works completion.

The top section of Summits walking track leading to the Summit is also closed.

The following areas are open:

  • Towac picnic area
  • Mount Towac
  • Mount Towac walking track (limited car parking)
  • Spring Glade walking track
  • Snow Gum walking track
  • Nature walking track
  • Orange View lookout picnic area
  • Federal Falls campground and picnic area
  • Federal Falls walking Track
  • The Walls picnic area and lookout

Please note there will be increased traffic of work machinery and vehicles on the road during this development and new speed limits will be in place.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office on 02 6334 7640.

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Applies from Tue 4 Oct 2022, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 7.41am

Closed areas: Bald Hill walking track closed

The Bald Hill walking track in Hill End Historic Site is closed from Tuesday 4 October due to recent rainfall events causing part of the track to collapse. 

The track will reopen once assessment and remediation works have occurred to ensure park user safety.

For more information, please contact the Hill End Historic Site Office on 02 6370 9050.

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Applies from Sun 25 Sep 2022, 8.02am to Sat 30 Sep 2023, 8.07am. Last reviewed: Sun 20 Nov 2022, 6.17pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Nangar National Park from Wednesday 28 September 2022 to Monday 27 March 2023. 

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of feral goats.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

For further information please call the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jul 2022, 2.56pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Nov 2022, 8.13am

Safety alerts: Golden Gully track access

Golden Gully will be closed to users when weather forecasts predict 20mm or more of rainfall within a 24 hour period. Erosion and hazards may be present within the gully during and following significant and prolonged periods of rainfall. Please take care and follow on site signage.

For more information contact the NPWS Hill End Historic Site office on 02 6370 9050.

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Applies from Wed 10 Aug 2022, 11.56am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Nov 2022, 2.41pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in this park from Thursday 1 September 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.

The operation will involve the use of CPE's containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Some red meat may also be used.

The program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identifiable 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, please contact the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640 or send an email.

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Applies from Wed 10 Aug 2022, 11.54am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Nov 2022, 2.41pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox ground baiting operation

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in this park from Thursday 1 September 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.

The operation will involve the use of CPE's containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Some red meat may also be used.

The program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes 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 and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter baiting locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640 or send an email.

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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/visit-a-park/parks/borenore-karst-conservation-reserve/local-alerts

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  • Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve is open 9am to 7pm every day but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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