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Rawdon Creek Nature Reserve

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Applies from Thu 30 May 2024, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Thu 30 May 2024, 12.21pm

Hazard reduction burns: Beranghi North HR

There is a planned Hazard Reduction burn in this park from 30/05/2024. The fire is called Beranghi North 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 Mon 20 May 2024, 6.00am to Fri 14 Jun 2024, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 May 2024, 9.00am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program in Crowdy Bay National Park

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program from 20th May 2024 to 7th June 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of feral animals.

The program will take place in Crowdy Bay National Park.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially koalas and other threatened species.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. 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 location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local Port Macquarie NPWS office for more information on 6588 5555.

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Applies from Tue 28 May 2024, 8.24pm to Fri 7 Jun 2024, 8.25pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 May 2024, 8.56pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for aerial pest control operation

Closure of areas for Aerial Spray program for Bitou Bush

The National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking aerial spraying operations for Bitou Bush control in Hat Head, Goolawah and Limeburners Creek National Parks from Tuesday 28 May until Friday 7 June.

No campgrounds will be closed during the operation, but some walking tracks, roads, beaches, headlands and carparks will be temporarily closed for short periods for public safety.

Bitou Bush will be sprayed with herbicide (Metsulfuron methyl) and the operation is expected to take 2 days to complete.

Spraying operations will be undertaken only when conditions are suitable, so are unlikely to occur throughout the entire period. Areas will be closed for short periods of up to 7 hours while spraying is undertaken. NPWS staff will be in attendance when specific areas are closed to ensure public safety.

Affected areas include:

  • Jack Perkins Track
  • South Smoky Beach Access from Smoky Campground and Hat Head
  • Korogoro Walking Track
  • The Gap Carpark (Hat Head)
  • Connors Walking track and beaches
  • Kemps Headland and walking track
  • Hungry Trail from Hungry Campground road
  • Killick Beach between Hungry Campground and Richardsons Crossing

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Tue 28 May 2024, 8.29pm to Fri 7 Jun 2024, 8.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 May 2024, 8.55pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for aerial pest control operation

Areas closed for Aerial Spray program for Bitou Bush

The National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking aerial spraying operations for Bitou Bush control in Hat Head, Goolawah and Limeburners Creek National Parks from Tuesday 28 May until Friday 7 June.

No campgrounds will be closed during the operation, but some walking tracks, roads, beaches, headlands and carparks will be temporarily closed for short periods for public safety.

Bitou Bush will be sprayed with herbicide (Metsulfuron methyl) and the operation is expected to take 2 days to complete.

Spraying operations will be undertaken only when conditions are suitable, so are unlikely to occur throughout the entire period. Areas will be closed for short periods of up to 7 hours while spraying is undertaken. NPWS staff will be in attendance when specific areas are closed to ensure public safety.

The closed areas are:

  • Goolawah Beach between Racecourse campground and Back Crescent Beach access
  • Big Hill walking track
  • South Big Hill beach access
  • Plomer Road between Big Hill and Point Plomer
  • Barries Bay
  • Queens Head walking track and beach access
  • North Shore Beach between Queens Head and Broken Bit
  • Plomer Road between Broken Bit and Queens Head

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Mon 27 May 2024, 7.00am to Sun 16 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 May 2024, 3.45pm

Closed areas: Coastal Walk - Miners Beach to Tacking Point Lighthouse

Track maintenance works will be undertaken during this time and sections of the walk will be closed during daylight hours to allow the work to be safely undertaken. Access from Shelly Beach and the stairs to Miners Beach will remain open.

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Applies from Tue 19 Mar 2024, 9.25pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2024, 11.39am

Closed areas: Ngambaa Feral Predator Free Area - Closed Roads

Construction is nearing completition on the Ngambaa Feral Predator-Free Area which has necessitated the closure of roads in the reserve for visitor safety.

 

Cedar Park picnic area will remain open and available for visitor access. 

 

The following roads are subject to permanent closure as part of the construction and operation of the feral predator free area: 

  • Wittigs Road
  • parts of Stockyard Creek Road
  • Seams Road
  • Jacks Road
  • Buds Crossing Road

 

Construction works will be completed in July completing 23k of fencing and other works.

Construction works have included:

  • clearing the fence corridor
  • building the fence
  • installing bridge and culvert crossings.

 

Information regarding the project can be obtained via the following link: https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/parks-reserves-and-protected-areas/park-management/return-of-threatened-and-declining-species/ngambaa-feral-predator-free-area

 

For further information please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900

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Applies from Mon 22 Apr 2024, 12.44pm to Wed 12 Jun 2024, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2024, 8.18am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Barakee National Park, Barrakee State Conservation Area, Biriwal Bulga National Park, Bugan Nature Reserve, Ghin-Doo-Ee National Park, Goonook Nature Reserve, Talawahl Nature Reserve, Tapin Tops National Park and Wallamba Nature Reserve from the 4th May 2024 to the 12th May 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. 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 location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes Area office for more information on (02) 6591 0300

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Applies from Wed 10 Jan 2024, 1.56pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 1.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 3.51pm

Closed areas: Dawson River Walking Track - Closed for Repairs

Dawson River Walking Track is closed for bridge repairs from 10th January 2024 to 30th June 2024.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 6591 0300.

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Applies from Sun 8 Nov 2020, 3.50pm to Mon 30 Sep 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 May 2024, 9.04am

Closed parks: No entry to Innes Ruins Historic Site

Innes Ruins is closed to public entry except by guided tour. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 18 Dec 2023, 10.02am to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Mar 2024, 1.39pm

Closed areas: Areas in Willi Willi national park closed for repair works

The following areas are closed for repair works until Friday 28 June 2024:

  • Wilson River picnic area
  • Wilson River Bridge on Hastings Forest Way
  • North Wilson Road
  • Waterfall Walk
  • Botanic Walk

Access to the Banda Banda Aboretum is open however extreme caution should be exercised. The trail becomes very slippery in damp or even misty weather and there is an increased risk of fallen trees blocking the trail. There are limited places to turn around safely if the trail is blocked. Visitors are encouraged to walk in to the Arboretum rather than drive.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.30am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 10.00am

Closed areas: Roads closed into Werrikimbe national park

Cockerawombeeba Road and Trail are closed until further notice due to extensive flood damage.

The roads will re-open once the Forestry Corporation completes repairs.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 3.45pm to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 3.45pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2024, 8.53am

Closed parks: Willi Willi Caves Nature Reserve closed due to flooding

Willi Willi Caves Nature Reserve is closed until further notice due to widespread flood damage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 12.00am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Apr 2024, 9.44am

Closed areas: Areas in Bago Bluff national park closed due to flood damage

Lemon Tree Road is currently closed due to damage caused by widespread flooding. These areas will re-open once repairs are completed

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 1.23pm to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2024, 8.53am

Closed parks: Yessabah Nature Reserve permanently closed

Access to Yessabah Nature Reserve is permanently closed to unauthorised personnel. The former quarry area has limestone rock faces that are unstable and prone to rock fall. Other areas of the reserve are geologically unstable.

Do not access this park. For further information call the NPWS Macleay area office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 11.47am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 11.47am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2024, 8.53am

Closed areas: Kumbatine National Park & State Conservation Area part closure

The following areas of this park and state conservation area are closed until further notice due to widespread flood damage:

  • West of Davis Road Access including Kumbatine Brook Road

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

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