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Khappinghat Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 19 March 2018, 12.29pm

Applies from Tue 20 Mar 2018, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Mar 2018, 12.29pm.

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Ramsays SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Ramsays SFAZ. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
28 June 2018 Other planned events Khappinghat 1080 wild dog and fox control program Details

Applies from Thu 28 Jun 2018, 8.28am to Fri 31 Aug 2018, 8.28am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Jun 2018, 11.26am

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will conduct a 1080 baiting and trapping program for the control of dogs and foxes in Khappinghat National Park and Khappinghat Nature Reserve. The baiting is expected to occur from Tuesday 3 July to Saturday 1 September 2018 using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) meat baits and/or meat bait product.

All baiting will be done in accordance with legal requirements under the Pesticides Act 1999. Although not expected, some non-target animals may be affected, particularly domestic dogs. Pet owners must keep their dogs out of the baited area. Domestic dogs are not permitted in this park. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

NPWS suggests that pets and working dogs be restrained to ensure that they don't enter the baiting location during poisoning operations. Muzzle dogs if they're required to work near the baiting location during and after poisoning. The program will be coordinated through Local Land Services (LLS).

Signs will be erected on all legal entrances notifying visitors, neighbors and users of this area that there is a 1080 fox/dog-baiting program underway.

Please contact Michael Thomas (or Ian Tuner) on (02) 6552 4097 to discuss the program.

Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 7 May 2018, 8.19am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Jun 2018, 10.21am

Other planned events: Aerial spraying operations

Some areas along headlands and beaches in Booti Booti and Myall Lakes national parks, including Broughton Island, will be closed between Monday 14 May and Friday 27 July 2018 due to a helicopter spraying operation. The treated areas are closed on a temporary basis and usually for 1 day or less.

Aerial spraying is planned for:

  • Thursday 21 and Friday 22 June 2018, in the Seal Rocks and Yagon areas. This will include Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse, Lighthouse Beach, Yellow Rock, Treachery Beach, Yagon Headland, Yagon Beach and Yagon campground.
  • Saturday 23 June 2018, on Broughton, Little Broughton and Stormpetrel Island nature reserves.

The operation involves spraying with the herbicide Metsulfuron methyl 600WG to control bitou bush. NPWS staff and/or temporary signage will be in place to indicate which areas are closed on any particular day. Traffic control will also be in place on Mungo Brush Road at times during this period. Please ensure you follow all warning signs and directions from NPWS staff.

Flying of drones in closed areas during aerial spraying operations is prohibited.

This notification will be updated on a regular basis. For further information, contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300.

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Applies from Wed 9 May 2018, 3.58pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jun 2018, 1.57pm

Other planned events: Aerial spraying operation underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a helicopter herbicide spraying operation between Monday 14 May and Friday 27 July 2018. The operation involves the spraying of Metsulfuron methyl 600WGis for the control of bitou bush. The spraying will be carried out in the following areas:

  • Broughton Island, Myall Lakes National Park
  • Stormpetrel Nature Reserve (north Rock and Inner Rock)
  • Little Broughton Island Nature Reserve 

For public safety, treatment areas will be closed during spraying. Temporary closures will occur on the day of spraying when weather conditions are suitable. NPWS staff will be present during the helicopter spray operation. Please ensure you follow all warning signage and directions of NPWS staff. For more information, please call the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on (02) 4984 8200.

Flying of drones in closed areas during aerial spraying operations is prohibited.

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Applies from Thu 3 May 2018, 1.33pm to Tue 4 Sep 2018, 1.33pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Apr 2018, 2.14pm

Closed areas: Temporary campground closures

The following campgrounds will be temporarily closed to undertake essential maintenance, and to rest sites over the winter season:

  • Mungo Brush south
  • Stewart and Lloyds campground
  • White Tree Bay campground

NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused. For more information, contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on (02) 65910300.

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Applies from Tue 17 Apr 2018, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Apr 2018, 9.14am

Hazard reduction burns: Big Nellie HR

There is a fire in this park called Big Nellie HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 20 Mar 2018, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Mar 2018, 12.29pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Ramsays SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Ramsays SFAZ. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 22 Jun 2017, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jun 2017, 12.23pm

Safety alerts: Damaged road bridge along Knob Road

There is a damaged bridge along Knob Road within Myall Lakes National Park. Motorists using this road will need to take extreme caution and obey all warning signage. For further information please contact the Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300.

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Applies from Mon 29 Sep 2014, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 12.00pm

Closed areas: Barbecue out of order Sugar Creek picnic area

The barbecue at Sugar Creek picnic area is out of service. For more information, please contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 21 Jun 2017, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Aug 2017, 11.11am

Closed areas: Crawford River Road - Myall Lakes National Park section

Crawford River Road within Myall Lakes National Park is closed to motor vehicles until further notice due to a collapsed timber bridge which is impassable to vehicles. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused to visitors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/khappinghat-nature-reserve/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the North Coast region
    • Port Macquarie
      (02) 6588 5555 for general enquiries only, no bookings.
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 22 Blackbutt Road, Port Macquarie NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6588 5500
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