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Cataract State Conservation Area

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 9 September 2020, 3.25pm

Applies from Mon 14 Sep 2020, 3.08pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Sep 2020, 3.25pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Tuesday 23 June to Tuesday 22 December 2020. This program will use meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, 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 (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.

Please contact the local area office for more information or 1300 072 757.

Applies from Tue 16 Jun 2020, 2.58pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 9.37am.

Other incidents: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Tuesday 23 June to Tuesday 22 December 2020. This program will use meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, 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 (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.

Please contact the local area office for more information.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 21 Sep 2020, 3.19pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Sep 2020, 4.11pm

Closed areas: Sheepstation Creek walking tracks

Walking tracks between Sheepstation Creek and Forest Tops campgrounds are currently closed due to a number of fallen trees blocking the track and making access difficult. The affected walking tracks include:

  • Palm Valley walking track
  • Brushbox Falls walking track
  • Rosewood loop track
  • Booyong track 

Please avoid these tracks until NPWS field staff are able to clear the area and make safe.

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Applies from Wed 16 Sep 2020, 10.31am to Wed 28 Oct 2020, 10.33am. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Sep 2020, 11.33am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using buried meat baits containing 1080 sodium fluoroacetate poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be conducted between Tuesday 22 September 2020 and Wednesday 21 October 2020 at Tayling Ridge trail in Border Ranges National Park.

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, and 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, call the NPWS Richmond River Area office on 6627 0200.

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Applies from Thu 27 Aug 2020, 2.13pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.23am. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Sep 2020, 1.09pm

Safety alerts: Peacock Creek campground access

Sections of Iron Pot Creek Road through Richmond Range State Forest are impassable for 2WD vehicles, and in very poor condition. 

To access Peacock Creek campground, use: 

  • Sextonville Road from the east
  • Peacock Creek Road from the west
  • Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive from the Bruxner Highway in the north.

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Applies from Fri 26 Jun 2020, 3.32pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 11.26am. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Sep 2020, 11.27am

Closed areas: Toonumbar Forest Drive and Coxs Road closed

Toonumbar Forest Drive and Coxs Road are closed until further notice. This includes Murray Scrub and Sherwood lookouts. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Fri 11 Sep 2020, 1.24pm to Mon 2 Nov 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Sep 2020, 3.29pm

Closed areas: Iron Pot campground

Iron Pot campground is remaining closed until Monday 2 November 2020 while extensive hazardous tree management works are completed.

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Applies from Fri 29 May 2020, 9.37am to Fri 16 Oct 2020, 4.40pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Sep 2020, 10.36am

Closed parks: Toonumbar National Park closed

Toonumbar National Park is closed until Monday 16 October 2020 for the redevelopment of Iron Pot campground and picnic area. This closure includes Iron Pot Creek picnic area and Murray scrub walking track.

For more information call the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Mon 14 Sep 2020, 3.08pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Sep 2020, 3.25pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Tuesday 23 June to Tuesday 22 December 2020. This program will use meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, 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 (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.

Please contact the local area office for more information or 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Thu 27 Aug 2020, 2.23pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 28 Aug 2020, 10.05am

Closed parks: Bandahngan Aboriginal Area at Tooloom Falls currently closed

Bandahngan Aboriginal Area at Tooloom Falls is currently closed to visitors. The closure follows concerns raised by the Githabul Aboriginal Community about the site. The impacts of camping along with recent drought has killed many trees within the 2-hectare Aboriginal Area. The closure will allow NPWS to deal with the hazardous trees and work with the Githabul Community on planning for future uses of the area. 

Other campground areas are available in Urbenville and Woodenbong, and at Koreelah and Richmond Range National Park.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Sep 2020, 3.35pm

Closed areas: Bar Mountain circuit and lookout closed

Bar Mountain circuit and lookout are closed for maintenance until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information call the NPWS Kyogle office 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Tue 16 Jun 2020, 2.58pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 9.37am

Other incidents: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Tuesday 23 June to Tuesday 22 December 2020. This program will use meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, 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 (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.

Please contact the local area office for more information.

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Applies from Fri 15 May 2020, 8.13am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Jun 2020, 8.43am

Closed areas: Culmaran Valley track closed

Culmaran Valley track is closed due to faults in the track on the bridge. This closure will continue until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience. For further information call the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Tue 14 Apr 2020, 11.17am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 8.02am

Closed areas: Closed roads in Yabbra National Park

Roads in Yabbra National Park are closed to allow for post fire repair works. Only Pocupar Road and Joes Box Road remain open to traffic, take care and be aware of road conditions.

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Applies from Wed 22 Jan 2020, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Mar 2020, 2.54pm

Safety alerts: Take care when visiting this park

This park has been damaged by bushfire. For your safety please stay on formed walking tracks and trails. Please take care as some directional signage is missing.

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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/cataract-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

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