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Sugarloaf State Conservation Area

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Last reviewed: Tue 22 November 2016, 2.14pm

Applies from Tue 7 Oct 2014, 1.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2016, 2.14pm.

Closed areas: Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed to the public

Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed for approved underground mining operations. The affected areas (see map) have been closed to protect visitor safety because they are subject to subsidence and remediation activities from the mining operations.

The Great North Walk remains open. An update will be provided should this situation change.

Visitors to the park are asked to be aware of subsidence and pollution incidents that took place in this in 2013, which were greater than what was expected from normal mining operations. They included a cliff fall in the north, and a subsidence and grout leak incident in the central part of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area. Further details can be found on the Office of Environment and Heritage website.

If you are planning to visit the park during this time, please stay on formed tracks and trails and observe all barriers, warning signs and safety messages. Areas subject to possible cliff fall or subsidence in both areas of the park are clearly marked. For more information, contact the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on (02) 4946 4100. NSW National Parks safety page.

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 Mon 18 Jun 2018, 2.41pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jun 2018, 3.47pm

Closed areas: Beach driving closed – Worimi Conservation Lands

The stormy weather combined with current high tides has made the beach impassable to all vehicles.

Visitors can still access the 350 hectare recreational vehicle area at the southern end of the park via the Lavis Lane 4WD entry.

For your safety, please don't attempt to traverse the beach between Lavis Lane and Anna Bay as there is a real risk of vehicles becoming swamped by the sea. Driving behind the frontal dunes is also dangerous and illegal.

NPWS will continue to monitor the beach and will reopen it to four-wheel driving when conditions improve.

For further information contact the NPWS Hunter Coast area office on (02) 4984 8200 or visit the Worimi Conservation Lands website.

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Applies from Tue 12 Jun 2018, 12.23pm to Fri 13 Jul 2018, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jun 2018, 10.33am

Closed areas: The Coast walking track stair upgrade works

Some parts of The Coast walking track will be closed from Tuesday 12 June 2018 until Friday 13 July 2018 for upgrades to the stairs and walking track surface. The track will be closed between the base of Cromarty Hill and Wyrrabalong lookout.

Due to demolition works and uneven track surfaces no access is permitted. For your safety please follow any signs and directions given to you by workers and contractors when you're near the construction area.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Central Coast area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 10 Jun 2018, 3.33pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Jun 2018, 10.36am

Safety alerts: 1080 fox and wild dog program - Watagans National Park

A 1080 poison baiting program will commence in Watagans National Park from Monday 11 June 2018 to Saturday 30 June 2018. The roads affected include:

  • Rope Road
  • Bowmans Road
  • Ingles Road
  • Carrolls Road
  • Turners Road

Visitors are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in the national park at any time. Dog owners are reminded to ensure their dogs do not wander, because dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. Owners of domestic animals that ingest the poison should seek immediate vet assistance.

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Applies from Sun 10 Jun 2018, 3.39pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Jun 2018, 10.42am

Safety alerts: Roads in Watagans National Park affected by wet weather

The roads in Watagans National Park and Jilliby Sate Conservation Area and nearby forestry areas have become slippery and hazardous due to recent wet weather. Visitors with 2WD vehicles are not recommended to travel into the Watagans National Park until the wet conditions have eased.

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Applies from Sat 26 May 2018, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Mon 28 May 2018, 10.07am

Other planned events: Deep Pass campground toilet closed

The toilet at Deep Pass campground is temporarily closed due to capacity limitations. Planning for a  new toilet  facility is currently underway. 

Please use minimal impact  camping practices in this area. Large groups should consider camping at alternative sites. Groups in excess of 20 people require approval from the NPWS Oberon area office.

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Applies from Sat 26 May 2018, 4.53pm. Last reviewed: Sat 26 May 2018, 5.54pm

Hazard reduction burns: State Forest HR

There is a fire in this park called State Forest 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 28 May 2018, 8.00am to Fri 27 Jul 2018, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 May 2018, 12.57pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a wild dog ground baiting program in Brisbane Water National Park.

The baiting is expected to occur from Monday 28 May to Friday 27 July 2018 using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) meat baits and/or meat bait product and/or 1080 CPE ejectors.

This program is run in conjunction with the Cumberland North Wild Dog Management Plan that includes Brisbane Water National Park.

All baiting will be undertaken 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 the dogs out of the baited area. Domestic dogs are not permitted in the park. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

We suggest that pets and working dogs be restrained to ensure that they don't enter the baiting location during poisoning operations, or that dogs are muzzled if they're required to work in the baiting location during and after the baiting program.

Please call the NPWS Central Coast area office on (02) 4320 4200 or email the office if you'd like to discuss the program or wild dog management in your area.

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Applies from Wed 2 May 2018, 10.40am. Last reviewed: Thu 31 May 2018, 1.51pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to hazard reduction burn

Some areas of this park are closed due to a hazard reduction burn adjacent to Newnes. The closed areas are:

  • Coke Ovens cliffs climbing area
  • The burnt area on the plateau east of Newnes to the cliffs above Rocky Creek, and south to Deanes Creek
  • Firefly and  Looking Glass canyons
  • Zobels Gully area south of Newnes (the upper section was burnt)

Visitors are advised to respect these closures because tree and rock fall will be a hazard for some time.  

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Blackheath area office on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 15 May 2018, 11.01am to Wed 31 Oct 2018, 11.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jun 2018, 3.17pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox ground baiting program

M44 ejectors will be laid in Yengo National Park from Thursday 24 May to Tuesday 30 October 2018. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service are conducting a wild dog and fox control program using M44 ejectors.

Warning to visitors and neighbours:

  • Do not touch baits or ejector devices
  • 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats

Park visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted within national parks or nature reserves at any time. It is recommended that you tie your dog(s) up during this time if they like to roam. If you suspect that your domestic dog has been in the park and may have triggered a M44 ejector, get the animal to a vet immediately. Warning signs will be displayed to notify park visitors.

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Applies from Wed 16 May 2018, 9.44am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jun 2018, 9.15am

Closed areas: Crackneck safety fence upgrade

Crackneck lookout is closed until Friday 29 June 2018 due to infrastructure upgrades. Ancillary works around the recently installed safety barrier around the boundary of Crackneck lookout need to be completed to improve visitor safety. Visitors are requested to stay out of the work area and follow advice from staff working in the area.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Central Coast area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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 Thu 17 May 2018, 12.22pm to Tue 30 Oct 2018, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jun 2018, 3.17pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking a wild dog and fox control program in Dharug National Park. The program will use M44 ejectors. 

M44 ejectors will be laid in Dharug National Park (including the Mill Creek area) from Monday 21 May to Tuesday 30 October 2018.

Warning:

  • Do not touch baits or ejector devices.
  • 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats.

Park visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted within national parks or nature reserves at any time. It is recommended that you tie your dog(s) up during this time if they like to roam. If you suspect that your domestic dog has been in the park and may have triggered a M44 ejector, get the animal to a vet immediately. Warning signs will be displayed to notify park visitors.

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Applies from Wed 25 Apr 2018, 3.59pm to Fri 27 Jul 2018, 3.56pm. Last reviewed: Thu 3 May 2018, 12.30pm

Other incidents: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a 1080 wild dog ground baiting program in Wollemi National Park as part of the Hunter Valley Combined Wild Dog Management Plan Program.

Ground baiting is expected to occur from Monday 7 May to Saturday 30 June 2018 in the following places:

  • Widden and Baerami valleys
  • Glen Gallic and Yarrawa
  • Martindale Valley
  • Appletree Flat and Bulga.

In all these baiting locations NPWS will using ejectors with 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate).

This baiting program is being carried out as part of a broader coordinated control program to mitigate the impacts of wild dogs on stock and wildlife. If you would like to become involved in the cooperative program please call Hunter Local Land Services on 1300 795 299.

All baiting will be done in accordance with legal requirements under the Pesticides Act 1999. Although not expected, some non-target or domestic animals may be affected, particularly domestic dogs. Domestic pets are not permitted within Wollemi National Park. We suggest that pets be restrained to ensure that they don't enter the baiting location during 1080 baiting operations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please contact the NPWS Wollemi Yengo area office on (02) 6574 5555.

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Applies from Fri 27 Apr 2018, 12.54pm to Wed 4 Jul 2018, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 May 2018, 4.31pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a wild dog ground baiting program in Belford National Park. The baiting is expected to occur from Tuesday 1 May to Wednesday 6 June 2018, and will be using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) meat baits. This program runs under the Hunter Valley Combined Wild Dog Management Plan in conjunction with the Hunter Wild Dog Associations that surround the park.

This baiting program is being carried out as part of a broader coordinated control program to mitigate the impacts of wild dogs and foxes on stock and wildlife. If you would like to become involved in the cooperative program please call the Hunter Local Land Services on 1300 795 299.

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. Domestic pets are not permitted in national parks and reserves. We suggest that pets be restrained to ensure that they don't enter the baiting location during poisoning operations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please call ranger Ashley Deveridge on (02) 6574 5555 or email her to discuss wild dog management in the area.

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Applies from Thu 26 Apr 2018, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jun 2018, 8.55am

Closed areas: Pelican Beach Road lookout closed for reconstruction works

Pelican Beach Road lookout in Wyrrabalong National Park is closed to the public until 30 June 2018 while reconstruction works are undertaken. Visitors can access Pelican Beach via the beach access paths while these works are happening. Please stay out of the construction area and follow the directions of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service staff.  

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 10 Apr 2018, 7.00am to Fri 12 Oct 2018, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Apr 2018, 10.17am

Other planned events: Mooney Mooney Creek Bridge maintenance works

From Tuesday 10 April 2018, NSW Roads and Maritime Services will undertake essential maintenance work on Mooney Mooney Creek Bridge, Old Pacific Highway, for 6 months.

Users of the Great North Walk may experience temporary delays at this location between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.

For further details about the proposed maintenance work, refer to the RMS project webpage. Alternatively, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office by email or call (02) 4320 4200.

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Applies from Mon 23 Apr 2018, 8.00am to Mon 22 Oct 2018, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 31 May 2018, 3.38pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be running a 1080 wild dog baiting program over 6 months in Palm Grove Nature Reserve. The baiting will begin on Monday 23 April 2018 and finish by Monday 22 October 2018.

This program is part of a broader coordinated control program to lessen the impacts of wild dogs on stock and wildlife. If you'd like to become involved in the cooperative program, please contact the Greater Sydney Local Land Services on (02) 4355 8203.

Domestic pets (including dogs) are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Neighbours and park users are reminded that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic pets. There will be 1080 baiting signs at access points to the baiting areas. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

We suggest that working dogs be restrained to ensure that they don't enter the baiting location during poisoning operations. Alternatively, muzzle dogs if they're required to work near the baiting location during and after the baiting program.

For further information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on (02) 4320 4200.

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Applies from Thu 15 Feb 2018, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Mar 2018, 10.21am

Closed areas: Rainforest walk to Riverside Park - closed due to fire

Rainforest walk to Riverside Park is closed due to a fire in Hunter Wetlands National Park. This area will remain closed until a tree assessment is carried out in this area, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on (02) 4946 4100 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 3 Feb 2018, 10.36am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2018, 10.34am

Closed areas: Firefly Canyon

Firefly Canyon is closed due to fire damage and risk of falling trees. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 29 Jan 2018, 2.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jan 2018, 3.07pm

Fires - Advice: Gibbs Creek

There is a fire in this park called Gibbs Creek. 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 19 Dec 2017, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Dec 2017, 9.22am

Fires - Advice: Kandos State Forest

There is a fire in this park called Kandos State Forest. 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 Wed 15 Nov 2017, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Sat 16 Dec 2017, 8.04am

Safety alerts: Yambo Forest Road

Yambo Forest Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area is not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to rain and possible vehicle damage. 4WD access is possible from Dooralong Road through to the Lemon Tree Road intersection. Lemon Tree Road remains closed.

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Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2017, 1.04pm. Last reviewed: Sat 3 Mar 2018, 3.11pm

Safety alerts: Watagan Forest Road

Watagan Forest Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area and the southern section of Wyong State Forest is not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to rain and vehicle damage.  4WD access is available from the Jilliby Road access in the south, north to the Middle Ridge Road Intersection. 

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Applies from Mon 10 Jul 2017, 3.04pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Aug 2017, 6.26pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

A 1080 fox baiting program is being conducted at Tomago and Hexham within Hunter Wetlands National Park. 1080 poison can affect non-target species including cats and dogs. The pubic are advised not to allow their pets to stray into these sections of Hunter Wetlands National Park. Domestic pets are not allowed in Hunter Wetlands National Park, either on a leash or off-leash. The baiting program will finish on 11 September 2017.

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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 Fri 10 Mar 2017, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 May 2017, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook camp area closed

Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground and picnic area is closed for management purposes. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 26 Jan 2017, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Sat 10 Jun 2017, 8.49am

Closed areas: Middle Ridge Road - fire trail closed

The fire trail from the Null Road intersection downhill to the private property boundary is steep and eroded. There is no road access across the grazing paddocks to Ravensdale Road in the Ravensdale Valley. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 2 Oct 2016, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Sat 15 Apr 2017, 3.22pm

Safety alerts: Red Hill Road

Red Hill Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area has been affected by recent vehicle and storm damage. It is only accessible by 4WD vehicles between Red Hill Quarry in the north and the intersection of Prestons Ridge Road in the south.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2016, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Aug 2016, 12.24pm

Closed areas: Maculata fire trail and Daniels Point fire trail

Maculata fire trail west from Jilliby Road linking to Daniels Point fire trail and Watagan Forest Road are closed due to 4WD damaged roads and trails. There is no through road access across Little Jilliby Jilliby Creek in either direction. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.46pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Aug 2016, 9.40am

Closed areas: Crangan Bay

The Crangan Bay section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed pending rehabilitation of the former coal chitter fire site. For safety reasons there is no public access to this area until further notice. For more information, please contact the NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Aug 2016, 10.08am

Closed areas: Click Creek fire trail and Slippery Rock Road

Click Creek fire trail is closed due to extensive storm damage. The trail will remain closed until maintenance works can be completed. Slippery Rock Road is closed due to eroded surfaces making conditions unsafe. The road will reopen, subject to conditions, once maintenance work is completed. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact the NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Aug 2016, 10.09am

Safety alerts: Road access within Jilliby SCA

Roads in Jilliby State Conservation Area are unsealed, and accessible by 2WD in dry conditions only. 4WD's should be used at all other times. Gates may be temporarily closed on some roads, for roadworks, to prevent damage when wet.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.40pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Aug 2016, 10.09am

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Forest Road

Lemon Tree Forest Road, between Prickly Ridge Road and Yambo Forest Road, in Jilliby SCA is closed to vehicles until further notice, due to severe erosion. This closure will remain in place indefinitely. Penalties apply for non-compliance.  For more information, please contact the NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2015, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Jul 2016, 10.14am

Safety alerts: No driving on the dunes, except for the Recreational Vehicle Area

Drive only on the waterfront, or in the Recreational Vehicle Area (RVA).

  • All dunes between the Lavis Lane and Anna Bay accesses are closed to driving.
  • The RVA, which is located south of the Lavis Lane access, is open for dune driving.

Tide warning: At high tide, sections of the beach may be impassable, plan your trip to travel at low tide. If the beach front is too narrow to pass safely, retrace your route. Do not attempt to bypass around the dunes. It is recommended you do not drive on the beach 2 hours before and after high tide. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for further information

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Applies from Tue 30 Sep 2014, 5.29pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.03am

Closed areas: Pipeline track

The Pipeline track between Glen Davis and Newnes is closed until further notice. There is no access across private property at Glen Davis, and trespassing is prohibited. For more information please call NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open 7 days a week, or NPWS Mudgee on (02) 6370 9000, Monday to Friday, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 24 Jul 2015, 9.46am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.23am

Closed areas: Fingal Island Spit - Closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to weather and storm conditions. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed area is:

  • Fingal Island Spit - No pedestrian or vehicle access between mainland and Fingal Island

For more information, please phone the NPWS Hunter coast area office on (02) 4984 8205 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 7 Oct 2014, 1.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2016, 2.14pm

Closed areas: Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed to the public

Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed for approved underground mining operations. The affected areas (see map) have been closed to protect visitor safety because they are subject to subsidence and remediation activities from the mining operations.

The Great North Walk remains open. An update will be provided should this situation change.

Visitors to the park are asked to be aware of subsidence and pollution incidents that took place in this in 2013, which were greater than what was expected from normal mining operations. They included a cliff fall in the north, and a subsidence and grout leak incident in the central part of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area. Further details can be found on the Office of Environment and Heritage website.

If you are planning to visit the park during this time, please stay on formed tracks and trails and observe all barriers, warning signs and safety messages. Areas subject to possible cliff fall or subsidence in both areas of the park are clearly marked. For more information, contact the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on (02) 4946 4100. NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 3.27pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Sep 2016, 8.38am

Safety alerts: Access to park during inclement weather

Roads in Watagans National Park are unsealed, and accessible by 2WD in dry conditions only. 4WDs should be used at all other times. Gates and roads may be temporarily closed to prevent damage when wet. Please contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on (02) 4972 9000 for more information.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2015, 10.41am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Jul 2016, 10.14am

Closed areas: Camping at Stockton Beach closed

Camping at Stockton Beach remains closed until further notice - Stockton Bight Camping remains closed while the area continues to recover, following severe winter storms.The beach is still open for people to visit, and there are a large variety of commercial tours available daily. For more information visit www.worimiconservationlands.com or call NPWS at Nelson Bay on (02) 4984 8200. For information on alternative accommodation options call the Port Stephens Visitor Information Centre on 1800 808 900.

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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/sugarloaf-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the North Coast region
    • Newcastle
      (02) 4946 4100
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 1 Wetlands Place, Shortland, NSW, 2307
    • Fax: (02) 4946 4150
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