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Currys Gap State Conservation Area

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Applies from Wed 6 Sep 2023, 8.00am to Mon 30 Oct 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Sep 2023, 10.47am

Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will commence a 1080 ground baiting program on the 6th September to 30th October 2023 on the following reserves:

  • Bald Rock National Park
  • Barool National Park
  • Basket Swamp National Park
  • Bluff River Nature Reserve
  • Bolivia Hill Nature Reserve
  • Boonoo Boonoo National Park
  • Butterleaf National Park
  • Capoompeta National Park
  • Cataract National Park
  • Cathedral Rock National Park
  • Crooked Creek CCAZ1 National Park
  • Guy Fawkes River National Park
  • Guy Fawkes River Nature Reserve
  • Kings Plains National Park
  • Kwiambal CCAZ1 National Park (Arthurs Seat)
  • Kwiambal National Park
  • Maryland National Park
  • Severn River Nature Reserve
  • Torrington State Conservation Area
  • Warra National Park
  • Washpool National Park

The operations will use a combination of manufactured and meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. Signs will be placed at the entry to all the baiting locations. 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 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 further information call the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 4 Sep 2023, 8.00am to Mon 2 Oct 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Sep 2023, 9.21am

Safety alerts: Increased traffic due to construction works

Due to construction works being conducted to repair bushfire damaged infrastructure there will be increased traffic on Coachwood Drive at Washpool NP from Monday 4 September until Monday 2 October 2023.

In addition there will be construction activities on Moogem firetrail, so if you are walking on this trail, which includes the Gibraltar Washpool World Heritage Walk, please exercise caution around construction areas, and follow any direction from signage, staff or contractors.

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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Sep 2023, 10.22am

Closed areas: Road closure

Some areas of this park are closed until further notice due to the demolition of a bridge from a past flooding event.

The closed areas include the 4WD access to North Washpool, an area also known as Washpool rest area, entering from Baryulgil onto Collum Collum Road. The bridge is washed away at the junction of Washpool Creek and Collum Collum Road.

Please note:

  • Washpool National Park’s 2WD entrance off Gwydir Highway onto Coachwood Drive and Washpool Forest Way is open.
  • Bellbird campground, Coombadjha campground and the Granites lookout and picnic areas are accessible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 1 Aug 2023, 6.00am to Fri 12 Jan 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Aug 2023, 11.53am

Safety alerts: Changed conditions on Spirabo Forest Way

Access to visitor facilities, campgrounds and walking tracks in the south of Washpool NP, accessible from the Gwydir Highway between Glen Innes and Grafton, is open and not impacted by the warning listed below.

NSW Forestry Corporation are conducting operations and access to the northern end of Spirabo Forest Way is closed to traffic traveling in both directions until 1 January 2024, with no access to Washpool NP via Scrub Road out of Tenterfield. Access to the following locations should be via Mount Spirabo Road off the New England Highway at Bolivia, or via Ten Mile Road and Cox's Road at Deepwater:

  • Four Bull Hut
  • Washpool horse riding trails
  • Billyrimba Falls and lookout
  • Spirabo Forest Way drive through Capoompeta and Washpool NPs

For further information contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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