Applies from Tue 19 Mar 2019, 1.59pm to Sat 30 Mar 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Mar 2019, 2.36pm.
Closed areas: Areas closed in Brindabella National Park and Bimberi Nature Reserve - aerial pest control program
Parts of Brindabella National Park and Bimberi Nature Reserve will be closed from Monday 25 March to Saturday 30 March 2019. This is due to an aerial pest control operation targeting feral deer and pigs. The closed areas include:
- Coree campground and picnic area
- Top Crossing picnic area
- McIntyres campground
- Lowells Flat campground
- Parts of the Mount Franklin Road, south of Bendora Arboretum
Campers will need to leave these campgrounds by 5pm Sunday 24 March 2019.
Areas of Kosciuszko National Park next to Bimberi Nature Reserve and areas in the Goodradigbee River corridor may also be covered as part of the program.
This aerial pest control operation is part of a 3 year program to reduce impacts of deer and pigs on high conservation areas. This includes the Montane Bogs and Fens Threatened Ecological Community and Northern Corroboree Frog habitat in the reserves.
Other feral animals such as dogs, foxes and goats will also be targeted during this program. Aerial pest control is not used to control horses in NSW national parks, and therefore horses will not be targeted as part of this program.
This closure may be extended for any reason, and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Queanbeyan office on 02 6229 7166 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.