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Upper Nepean State Conservation Area

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Applies from Mon 25 Jun 2018, 3.50pm to Mon 31 Dec 2018, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Jul 2018, 9.52am

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting underway

1080 fox and wild dog baiting program in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo from Monday 25 June 2018 through to 31 December 2018.

Baits have been placed on private properties, council reserves, NPWS estate, Water NSW estate and vacant Crown land. Areas with 1080 baits are sign-posted with dates and information about the baiting methods.

  • Do not touch bait or ejector devices.
  • Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting the program in these areas to protect the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. Visit the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website to find out more about them.

For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

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Applies from Mon 25 Jun 2018, 4.08pm to Mon 31 Dec 2018, 4.08pm. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Jul 2018, 9.50am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

There is a 1080 fox baiting program in this reserve from 25 June 2018 through to 31 December 2018. 1080 baits are buried and above ground ejector devices found at bait station locations.

  • Do not touch bait or ejector devices.
  • Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting the program to protect the threatened species in this area.

For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

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Applies from Mon 2 Jul 2018, 3.08pm to Mon 13 Aug 2018, 6.08pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jul 2018, 11.54am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is undertaking a 1080 baiting program targeting wild dogs in Nattai National Park, Thirlmere Lakes National Park and Burragorang State Conservation Area to assist in minimising the impact of wild dogs on surrounding livestock.

1080 baits will be strategically laid in these parks and state conservation area, in areas adjoining livestock enterprises and in accordance with the Southern Highland Wild Dog Management Plan.

The baiting program will begin on, or shortly after, Monday 2 July and will run until Monday 13 August 2018. It's a requirement of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 that domestic animals/pets are not permitted on national parks, nature reserves and state conservation areas. It's essential that local residents restrain domestic pets and ensure they're not permitted to roam, because 1080 is lethal to domestic pets if they consume it. Signs advising of the baiting program will be displayed at entrances to the national parks and state conservation area where baits are located. 1080 baits will be used in accordance with the 1080 Pesticide Control Order, Pesticide Act and Regulation.

If any landholders near the vicinity of these national parks and state conservation area require email notification advising of 1080 Wild Dog Baiting Programs, please email the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office.

If you have any queries regarding this matter, please call the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on (02) 4632 4500 during business hours.

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Applies from Mon 18 Jun 2018, 2.18pm to Mon 31 Dec 2018, 2.19pm. Last reviewed: Sun 15 Jul 2018, 10.34am

Other planned events: Wild dog baiting program - Morton National Park

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking baiting of wild dogs using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits within Morton National Park. The program will take place from Monday 18 June 2018 and finish on Friday 21 December 2018.

This baiting program is in accordance with the 1080 Wild Dog Baiting provisions in the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order 2017.

The program will target the following sections of the park:

  • Croobyar/Little Forest
  • 12 Mile Road
  • Kingiman Road
  • Sassafras
  • Endrick River/Alum Creek

Precautions will be taken to minimise the risk to pets and other non-target species. Please remember, it is an offence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to allow domestic animals into national parks and nature reserves or to interfere with the wild dog control program.

Signs at track heads in each area will advise the start and completion date of the baiting program.

For more information on this program, please call the NPWS Ulladulla office on (02) 4454 9500.

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Applies from Mon 11 Jun 2018, 2.37pm to Mon 30 Jul 2018, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Jun 2018, 3.21pm

Other planned events: Wild Dog Baiting program

The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH Parks and Wildlife) will be undertaking baiting of wild dogs using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits within Nattai National Park, Joadja Nature Reserve and Bargo State Conservation Area. The program will take place from Monday 11 June 2018 and finish on Monday 30 of July 2018.

This baiting program is in accordance with 1080 Wild Dog Baiting provisions in the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order 2017.

The program will target the following areas:

  • Schott’s Ridge fire trail
  • Joadja Hill fire trail
  • West Ridge fire trail
  • South Ridge fire trail
  • Wingecarribee River trail
  • Bangadilly trail and Spring Ridge trail

This program is part of a joint control program being coordinated by NPWS in conjunction with the SE Local Land Services to assist with the ongoing management of wild dog impacts on production properties.

Precautions will be taken to minimise the risk to pets and other non- target species. Please remember, that it is an offence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to allow domestic animals into national parks and nature reserves or to interfere with the wild dog control program.

Trackhead signage in each area will advise the start and completion date of the baiting program.

For more information on this program, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on (02) 4632 4500.

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Applies from Mon 23 May 2016, 8.39am to Sun 30 Sep 2018, 8.39am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Jul 2018, 9.48am

Closed areas: Carrington Falls and Carrington Falls picnic area closed

Parts of the Carrington Falls precinct in Budderoo National Park are closed for remedial work due to bushfire damage. Construction is underway to repair damaged infrastructure caused by fire. Works are 75% complete. The following areas will be closed until Sunday 30 September 2018:

  • Carrington Falls
  • Carrington Falls loop track
  • Izzards lookout track
  • Thomas Place
  • Stevos track

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

 Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre on (02) 4887 7270 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 9 Apr 2018, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Sun 8 Jul 2018, 9.34am

Closed areas: Falls walk closed

The Falls walk is closed due to construction work. This closure will be in place until works are completed. However, the Rainforest Loop walk remains open for visitors.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Minnamurra Rainforest Visitor Centre on (02) 4236 0469 or the NPWS Wollongong area office on (02) 4224 4188. Alternatively, visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2018, 9.28am

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access is closed permanently from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookout and picnic area down to the base of the Belmore falls due to safety risks. Access is also closed from the causeway to the top of the falls. These access points are prohibited to visitors and penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Fitzroy Falls office on (02) 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.43am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.29am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to rock falls

Some areas of this park are closed to public access due to rock fall hazards. Closed areas are: 

  • The northern section of the Mt Keira Ring track that extends west from the Mt Pleasant track to the stairs leading up to Queen Elizabeth Drive
  • All areas above Mt Keira Ring track to Mt Keira summit, except for the Dave Walsh track and the rock-climbing area on the western face of Mt Keira.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office on (02) 4224 4188.

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.25am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am

Closed areas: No public access to areas located within the Sydney Catchment Area

Some areas of this park are closed as they are located within a Water Catchment Special Area.  These areas are closed to the public except with the consent of the Sydney Catchment Authority. Closed areas include the South Eastern section of the park, between the Southern Freeway and the Princes Highway. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact NPWS Illawarra Area Office on (02) 4223 3000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.12am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am

Closed areas: No public access permitted. Reserve located entirely within Sydney Catchment Area

This park is entirely located within the Sydney Catchment Authority Special Area Zone. There is no public access. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office for further information on (02) 4223 3000.

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Applies from Wed 11 Oct 2017, 1.46pm. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Nov 2017, 3.32pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program

NPWS will be conducting a wild dog control program from October 2017 to October 2018 for wild dogs. The program will include trapping and the use of 1080  (sodium fluoroacetate) poison baits. The program will be undertaken in the Sassafras-Tolwong-Touga area of Morton National Park. Visitors are advised not to touch traps or baits. Please be aware that domestic pets could be affected as 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners and landowners must ensure their pets and working dogs do not enter baited reserves. For further information contact the NPWS Nowra area office on (02) 4428 6300 during business hours.

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