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Myall Lakes National Park

Other planned events: Aerial spraying operations
Some areas along headlands and beaches in Booti Booti and Myall Lakes National Parks will be closed between Monday 14 May and Friday 27 July 2018 due to a helicopter spraying operation. Please note, no spraying will be undertaken between Monday 4 June and Monday 11 June 2018 (inclusive). The treated areas are closed on a temporary basis and usually for 1 day or less.
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 adhere to 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.

Other planned events: Aerial spraying operations
NPWS 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 adhere to all warning signage and directions of NPWS staff. For more information please contact NPWS Nelson Bay area office on (02) 4984 8200.
Flying of drones in closed areas during aerial spraying operations is prohibited.

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.

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.

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.

Myall Lakes National Park

Other planned events: Aerial spraying operations
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a helicopter herbicide spraying operation between Monday 14 May and Friday 27 July 2018. The operation involves the spraying of Metsulfuron methyl 600WG for the control of Bitou Bush along headlands and beaches in Booti Booti and Myall Lakes National Parks.
 
Spraying is planned on the dates and in areas outlined below;
* No spraying will be undertaken between 4 June and 11 June 2018 (inclusive).
 
For public safety, the areas being treated will be closed during spraying.
These closures will be temporary (usually for 1 day or less) and 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 adhere to 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.

Other planned events: Aerial spraying operations
NPWS 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 adhere to all warning signage and directions of NPWS staff. For more information please contact NPWS Nelson Bay area office on (02) 4984 8200.
Flying of drones in closed areas during aerial spraying operations is prohibited.

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.

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.

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.

Royal National Park

Safety alerts: Figure Eight Pools - high risk
  • It’s too dangerous to visit Figure Eight Pools now
  • You can't access the rock platform because it is covered in water and breaking waves
  • You won't be able to see the pools or take a photo

Other planned events: Goarra Ridge trail maintenance works
Contractors from the NSW Soil Conservation Service will be undertaking essential fire trail maintenance on the Goarra Ridge trail in Royal National Park.
During the works there will be trucks and heavy machinery on the trail. Sections of the trail may be closed for short periods.
Please be aware of crews working along this trail and follow any requests from staff at the work sites. For further information please call the Royal National Park office on (02) 9542 0632.

Closed areas: Change in access to Wattamolla Beach and lagoon
NPWS is upgrading the track to Wattamolla Beach and lagoon. The works are part of a broader upgrade of the Coast track from Bundeena to Garie Beach. The track upgrade will be happening between September 2017 and Jul 2018. Access to the beach and lagoon during this time will be via a pontoon across the lagoon. Local Track closures will be in place where works are being undertaken.
For more information, please contact the NPWS Royal National Park Visitor Centre on (02) 9542 0648.

Safety alerts: Audley precinct in wet weather
Access across the Audley Weir may be closed due to river flooding during times of wet weather. During wet weather, NPWS advise park visitors to visit Live Traffic NSW to ascertain the status of the Weir crossing before commencing their travel to the park. During times of closure, access to Bundeena, Maianbar residential areas, Royal National Park Visitor Centre, including the Audley Dance hall and cafe, is via McKell Ave Waterfall.

Kosciuszko National Park

Hazard reduction burns: HR Currango Pile Burn
There is a fire in this park called HR Currango Pile Burn. 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.

Hazard reduction burns: HR-Yarrangobilly Caves Pile Burns
There is a fire in this park called HR-Yarrangobilly Caves Pile Burns. 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.

Other planned events: Rawson Pass toilet - closed for winter
Rawson Pass toilet is closed for winter. It will re-open in spring.

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program starting on Monday 14 May 2018. Baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be deployed for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program is part of an integrated pest animal control strategy aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.
Aerial baiting will be undertaken between Monday 14 and Sunday 27 May 2018 in:
  • Kosciuszko National Park
  • Bimberi Nature Reserve
  • Black Andrew Nature Reserve,
  • Scabby Range Nature Reserve
  • Yaouk Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Woomargama National Park
  • Woomargama State Conservation Area
  • Woomargama Reserve
  • Mullengandra State Conservation Area
The baiting will also take place in the following reserves from Monday 21 May until Friday 1 June 2018:
  • Kosciuszko National Park
  • Merriangaah Nature Reserve
  • Quidong Nature Reserve
All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. 1080 poison is lethal to domestic pets. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NPWS estate.
For further information please contact the NPWS Tumut area office on (02) 6947 7000 or the NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 6450 5555.

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closures
The Thredbo Valley tracks are currently closed to cyclists due to wet, muddy and slippery track surfaces. This closure includes:
  •  Upper Thredbo Valley track, between Thredbo and Lake Crackenback
  •  Lower Thredbo Valley Track
  •  Bullocks track
  •  Muzzlewood track
With the possibility of further adverse weather, this closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Track conditions will be reviewed following the passing of this weather system, and sections of the tracks may be re-opened as conditions permit.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on (02) 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track
Hannels Spur track is navigable but only for highly experienced walkers. Maintenance work has been recently carried out and is ongoing. The track has recently been marked/remarked on the lower sections and cleared on the upper sections.

Closed areas: Mines trail in the Ravine is closed
Mines trail at the Ravine is closed due to vehicle track repair work. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will start on Wednesday 4 April 2018 and run until Tuesday 9 October 2018.
Programs include aerial baiting, intensive surface baiting, buried baits and canid pest ejectors that contain 1080 poison. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock. 
Baiting programs will be conducted in the Khancoban area of Kosciuszko National Park including:
  • Major Clews trail
  • Geehi Walls trail
  • Tiger trail
  • Indi trail
  • Galbraiths trail
  • Damms trail
  • Trails in Maragle (Maragle and Maragle 4, Gap Creek trails and Powerline Road)
  • Everards trail
  • Spring Creek trail
  • KNP 5 Road
  • Yellow Bog Road
  • Greg Greg trail
  • Whiskey Flat trail
  • Tooma River trail
All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NPWS estate.

For further information, contact the NPWS Khancoban area office on (02) 6076 9373.

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting programs from Monday 12 March to Wednesday 15 August 2018. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.
Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangah Wild Dog Plan Areas.
This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:
  • The Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene 
  • Denison 
  • Eucumbene 
  • Happy Jacks 
  • Snowy Plain 
  • Kalkite Mountain 
  • Thredbo Valley 
  • Moonbah 
  • Ingebyra 
  • Paupong 
  • Numbla Vale  
  • Corrowong 
Baiting programs will also be happening in Scabby Range, Yaouk, Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.
There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations. 
Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.
For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on (02) 6450 5555.

Closed areas: Tantangara Dam Causeway closed at Port Phillip trail
Tantangara Dam Causeway is closed due to water level rising above the causeway. This closure will be in place until the water level drops below the causeway. Access to  Currango Homestead is only via Tantangara Road until the causeway re-opens. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6947 7025 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: Increased activity associated with Snowy 2.0 feasibility study
If you're planning a trip to northern Kosciuszko National Park, be aware that there will be works associated with the Snowy 2.0 feasibility study drilling program in some areas.
Public access will not be affected other than at specific drilling and work sites. However, please note that you might encounter extra vehicle and truck movements from time to time. For further information about access to Kosciuszko National Park please contact the NPWS Tumut office on (02) 6947 7000.

Other planned events: 1080 Baiting Programs
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) conducts ongoing and seasonal 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs in areas of Kosciuszko National Park. These programs are part of an integrated pest management strategy aimed at controlling wild dogs, foxes, feral pigs and rabbits. All baiting locations are identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area.
Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Park visitors are reminded that dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted in Kosciuszko National Park.
For more information please contact the relevant NPWS office:
  • Tumut, call (02) 6947 7000
  • Jindabyne, call (02) 6450 5555
  • Khancoban, call (02) 6076 9373.

Kosciuszko National Park

Hazard reduction burns: HR Currango Pile Burn
There is a fire in this park called HR Currango Pile Burn. 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.

Other planned events: Rawson Pass toilet - closed for winter
Rawson Pass toilet is closed for winter. It will re-open in spring.

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program starting on Monday 14 May 2018. Baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be deployed for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program is part of an integrated pest animal control strategy aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.
Aerial baiting will be undertaken between Monday 14 and Sunday 27 May 2018 in:
  • Kosciuszko National Park
  • Bimberi Nature Reserve
  • Black Andrew Nature Reserve,
  • Scabby Range Nature Reserve
  • Yaouk Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Woomargama National Park
  • Woomargama State Conservation Area
  • Woomargama Reserve
  • Mullengandra State Conservation Area
The baiting will also take place in the following reserves from Monday 21 May until Friday 1 June 2018:
  • Kosciuszko National Park
  • Merriangaah Nature Reserve
  • Quidong Nature Reserve
All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. 1080 poison is lethal to domestic pets. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NPWS estate.
For further information please contact the NPWS Tumut area office on (02) 6947 7000 or the NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 6450 5555.

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closures
The Thredbo Valley tracks are currently closed to cyclists due to wet, muddy and slippery track surfaces. This closure includes:
  •  Upper Thredbo Valley track, between Thredbo and Lake Crackenback
  •  Lower Thredbo Valley Track
  •  Bullocks track
  •  Muzzlewood track
With the possibility of further adverse weather, this closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Track conditions will be reviewed following the passing of this weather system, and sections of the tracks may be re-opened as conditions permit.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on (02) 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track
Hannels Spur track is navigable but only for highly experienced walkers. Maintenance work has been recently carried out and is ongoing. The track has recently been marked/remarked on the lower sections and cleared on the upper sections.

Closed areas: Mines trail in the Ravine is closed
Mines trail at the Ravine is closed due to vehicle track repair work. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will start on Wednesday 4 April 2018 and run until Tuesday 9 October 2018.
Programs include aerial baiting, intensive surface baiting, buried baits and canid pest ejectors that contain 1080 poison. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock. 
Baiting programs will be conducted in the Khancoban area of Kosciuszko National Park including:
  • Major Clews trail
  • Geehi Walls trail
  • Tiger trail
  • Indi trail
  • Galbraiths trail
  • Damms trail
  • Trails in Maragle (Maragle and Maragle 4, Gap Creek trails and Powerline Road)
  • Everards trail
  • Spring Creek trail
  • KNP 5 Road
  • Yellow Bog Road
  • Greg Greg trail
  • Whiskey Flat trail
  • Tooma River trail
All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NPWS estate.

For further information, contact the NPWS Khancoban area office on (02) 6076 9373.

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting programs from Monday 12 March to Wednesday 15 August 2018. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.
Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangah Wild Dog Plan Areas.
This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:
  • The Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene 
  • Denison 
  • Eucumbene 
  • Happy Jacks 
  • Snowy Plain 
  • Kalkite Mountain 
  • Thredbo Valley 
  • Moonbah 
  • Ingebyra 
  • Paupong 
  • Numbla Vale  
  • Corrowong 
Baiting programs will also be happening in Scabby Range, Yaouk, Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.
There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations. 
Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.
For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on (02) 6450 5555.

Closed areas: Tantangara Dam Causeway closed at Port Phillip trail
Tantangara Dam Causeway is closed due to water level rising above the causeway. This closure will be in place until the water level drops below the causeway. Access to  Currango Homestead is only via Tantangara Road until the causeway re-opens. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6947 7025 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: Increased activity associated with Snowy 2.0 feasibility study
If you're planning a trip to northern Kosciuszko National Park, be aware that there will be works associated with the Snowy 2.0 feasibility study drilling program in some areas.
Public access will not be affected other than at specific drilling and work sites. However, please note that you might encounter extra vehicle and truck movements from time to time. For further information about access to Kosciuszko National Park please contact the NPWS Tumut office on (02) 6947 7000.

Other planned events: 1080 Baiting Programs
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) conducts ongoing and seasonal 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs in areas of Kosciuszko National Park. These programs are part of an integrated pest management strategy aimed at controlling wild dogs, foxes, feral pigs and rabbits. All baiting locations are identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area.
Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Park visitors are reminded that dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted in Kosciuszko National Park.
For more information please contact the relevant NPWS office:
  • Tumut, call (02) 6947 7000
  • Jindabyne, call (02) 6450 5555
  • Khancoban, call (02) 6076 9373.

Royal National Park

Safety alerts: Figure Eight Pools - high risk
  • It’s too dangerous to visit Figure Eight Pools now
  • You can't access the rock platform because it is covered in water and breaking waves
  • You won't be able to see the pools or take a photo

Other planned events: Goarra Ridge trail maintenance works
Contractors from the NSW Soil Conservation Service will be undertaking essential fire trail maintenance on the Goarra Ridge trail in Royal National Park.
During the works there will be trucks and heavy machinery on the trail. Sections of the trail may be closed for short periods.
Please be aware of crews working along this trail and follow any requests from staff at the work sites. For further information please call the Royal National Park office on (02) 9542 0632.

Closed areas: Change in access to Wattamolla Beach and lagoon
NPWS is upgrading the track to Wattamolla Beach and lagoon. The works are part of a broader upgrade of the Coast track from Bundeena to Garie Beach. The track upgrade will be happening between September 2017 and Jul 2018. Access to the beach and lagoon during this time will be via a pontoon across the lagoon. Local Track closures will be in place where works are being undertaken.
For more information, please contact the NPWS Royal National Park Visitor Centre on (02) 9542 0648.

Safety alerts: Audley precinct in wet weather
Access across the Audley Weir may be closed due to river flooding during times of wet weather. During wet weather, NPWS advise park visitors to visit Live Traffic NSW to ascertain the status of the Weir crossing before commencing their travel to the park. During times of closure, access to Bundeena, Maianbar residential areas, Royal National Park Visitor Centre, including the Audley Dance hall and cafe, is via McKell Ave Waterfall.

Morton National Park

Hazard reduction burns: Sheepstation Creek HR
There is a fire in this park called Sheepstation Creek 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.

Safety alerts: 1080 disposal NPWS Fitzroy Falls Depot
NSW National Parks conduct numerous 1080 fox and wild dog baiting programs across various local national parks within the Illawarra Highlands area. Any untaken baits from these programs are collected and buried at a nominated burial pit within the Fitzroy Falls depot in Morton National Park. All bait material buried in the disposal pit are buried under at least 50cm of soil. This burial pit will continue to have 1080 bait material in it from today through to Saturday 30 June 2018.
Dog owners are reminded to ensure their dogs do not enter the Fitzroy Falls depot. 1080 is lethal to domestic dogs and cats.
For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the OEH Highlands area office, Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program underway
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas for the protection of the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. The baiting is happening on various private properties, council reserves, NPWS estate, Water NSW estate and vacant Crown land.
All properties with 1080 baiting under this program are permanently baited throughout the year. These properties will have poison on them from Friday 15 December 2017 through to Saturday 30 June 2018. The baiting will be conducted using both 1080 buried baits and 1080 (above ground) ejector devices at the bait station locations.
Do not touch any bait or ejector devices. All properties being baited are sign-posted with the baiting dates and information about the baiting methods being used on each property. Dog owners are reminded to ensure their dogs do not wander, because dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. Visit the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website to see a map of the approximate location of each bait station.
For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

Closed areas: Upper section of Bundanoon Creek walking track temporarily closed
The upper section of Bundanoon Creek walking track, between Fairy Bower walking track and Tooths lookout walking track is temporarily closed due to potential land slip concerns. Visitors can access Bundanoon Creek via Tooths lookout walking track and lower Bundanoon Creek walking track.  
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on (02) 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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.

Closed areas: Tianjara fire trail is closed
The Tianjara fire trail is closed due to environmental damage. The trail is currently impassable. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact NPWS Ulladulla on (02) 4454 9500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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.

Berowra Valley National Park

Safety alerts: Berkeley Trail restoration works
Trail restoration works are being undertaken along sections of Berkeley trail from Friday 1 June 2018 until further notice. The sections between Ti Tree Crescent, Joalah Street and Berkeley Close will be affected.
Berowra partial track closures and temporary detours may be in place during this period.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on (02) 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Safety alerts: Swimming safety in Berowra Valley National Park
Swimming is not advisable in Bewrowra Creek at certain times as the water may be subject to variable pollution levels. Please refer to the Hornsby Shire Council website before swimming in Berowra Creek.
Swimming at Fishponds is not advised at any time due to heavy water pollution
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on (02) 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Hazard reduction burns: Berowra West HR
There is a fire in this park called Berowra West 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.

Safety alerts: Restricted access on Quarry trail and Benowie walking track
Please be aware that access restrictions and track closures are in place along trails that cross land managed by Hornsby Rifle Range as a Range Danger Area. The Hornsby Rifle Range Danger Area is closed to the public. Closures include:
  • An 800 metre section of the Quarry fire trail, between Quarry Road, Dural and Tunks Ridge campground
  • An 800 metre section of Quarry fire trail, 300 metres in from the Stewart Avenue entrance at Hornsby
  • The section of track between Steele Bridge and Fishponds Waterholes (please use the Great North Walk detour through Hornsby Heights or access to Quarry Road, Dural is via Pogsons Link walking track)
For further information on closures please contact Hornsby Rifle Range on their 24 hour contact number 0417 201 606 or visit the Hornsby Rifle Range website for further information. 

Royal National Park

Other planned events: Goarra Ridge trail maintenance works
Contractors from the NSW Soil Conservation Service will be undertaking essential fire trail maintenance on the Goarra Ridge trail in Royal National Park.
During the works there will be trucks and heavy machinery on the trail. Sections of the trail may be closed for short periods.
Please be aware of crews working along this trail and follow any requests from staff at the work sites. For further information please call the Royal National Park office on (02) 9542 0632.

Safety alerts: Figure Eight Pools - high risk
  • It’s too dangerous to visit Figure Eight Pools now
  • You can't access the rock platform because it is covered in water and breaking waves
  • You won't be able to see the pools or take a photo

Closed areas: Wattamolla picnic area - partial closure
Wattamolla picnic area is partially closed on Tuesday 5 June 2018 from 6am to 5pm due to helicopter operations. Access to Providential Point and the Royal Coast track will remain open, but walkers should expect delays. Visitors will be guided through affected areas, which include Eagle Rock and Curracurrang, while helicopter operations are taking place. Access to Wattamolla Lagoon and Beach will remain open. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Royal National Park Visitor Centre on (02) 9542 0648 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Change in access to Wattamolla Beach and lagoon
NPWS is upgrading the track to Wattamolla Beach and lagoon. The works are part of a broader upgrade of the Coast track from Bundeena to Garie Beach. The track upgrade will be happening between September 2017 and Jul 2018. Access to the beach and lagoon during this time will be via a pontoon across the lagoon. Local Track closures will be in place where works are being undertaken.
For more information, please contact the NPWS Royal National Park Visitor Centre on (02) 9542 0648.

Safety alerts: Audley precinct in wet weather
Access across the Audley Weir may be closed due to river flooding during times of wet weather. During wet weather, NPWS advise park visitors to visit Live Traffic NSW to ascertain the status of the Weir crossing before commencing their travel to the park. During times of closure, access to Bundeena, Maianbar residential areas, Royal National Park Visitor Centre, including the Audley Dance hall and cafe, is via McKell Ave Waterfall.

Royal National Park

Other planned events: Fire Trail maintenance works - Goarra Ridge Trail
Contractors from the NSW Soil Conservation Service will be undertaking essential fire trail maintenance on the Goarra Ridge Trail in Royal National Park. During these works there will be trucks and heavy machinery on the trail and certain portions of the trail may be closed for short periods. Park visitors are requested to be aware of crews working along this trail and follow any requests from staff at the work sites. For further information please call the Royal National Park office on 9542 0632.

Safety alerts: Figure Eight Pools - high risk
  • It’s too dangerous to visit Figure Eight Pools now
  • You can't access the rock platform because it is covered in water and breaking waves
  • You won't be able to see the pools or take a photo

Closed areas: Wattamolla picnic area - partial closure
Wattamolla picnic area is partially closed on Tuesday 5 June 2018 from 6am to 5pm due to helicopter operations. Access to Providential Point and the Royal Coast track will remain open, but walkers should expect delays. Visitors will be guided through affected areas, which include Eagle Rock and Curracurrang, while helicopter operations are taking place. Access to Wattamolla Lagoon and Beach will remain open. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Royal National Park Visitor Centre on (02) 9542 0648 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Change in access to Wattamolla Beach and lagoon
NPWS is upgrading the track to Wattamolla Beach and lagoon. The works are part of a broader upgrade of the Coast track from Bundeena to Garie Beach. The track upgrade will be happening between September 2017 and Jul 2018. Access to the beach and lagoon during this time will be via a pontoon across the lagoon. Local Track closures will be in place where works are being undertaken.
For more information, please contact the NPWS Royal National Park Visitor Centre on (02) 9542 0648.

Safety alerts: Audley precinct in wet weather
Access across the Audley Weir may be closed due to river flooding during times of wet weather. During wet weather, NPWS advise park visitors to visit Live Traffic NSW to ascertain the status of the Weir crossing before commencing their travel to the park. During times of closure, access to Bundeena, Maianbar residential areas, Royal National Park Visitor Centre, including the Audley Dance hall and cafe, is via McKell Ave Waterfall.

Royal National Park

Other planned events: Fire Trail maintenance works - Goarra Ridge Trail
Contractors from the NSW Soil Conservation Service will be undertaking essential fire trail maintenance on the Goarra Ridge Trail in Royal National Park. During these works there will be trucks and heavy machinery on the trail and certain portions of the trail may be closed for short periods. Park visitors are requested to be aware of crews working along this trail and follow any requests from staff at the work sites. For further information please call the Royal National Park office on 9542 0632.

Safety alerts: Figure Eight Pools - high risk
  • It’s too dangerous to visit Figure Eight Pools now
  • You can't access the rock platform because it is covered in water and breaking waves
  • You won't be able to see the pools or take a photo

Closed areas: Wattamolla picnic area - partial closure
Wattamolla picnic area is partially closed on Tuesday 5 June 2018 from 6am to 5pm due to helicopter operations. Access to Providential Point and the Royal Coast track will remain open, but walkers should expect delays. Visitors will be guided through affected areas, which include Eagle Rock and Curracurrang, while helicopter operations are taking place. Access to Wattamolla Lagoon and Beach will remain open. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Royal National Park Visitor Centre on (02) 9542 0648 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Change in access to Wattamolla Beach and lagoon
NPWS is upgrading the track to Wattamolla Beach and lagoon. The works are part of a broader upgrade of the Coast track from Bundeena to Garie Beach. The track upgrade will be happening between September 2017 and Jul 2018. Access to the beach and lagoon during this time will be via a pontoon across the lagoon. Local Track closures will be in place where works are being undertaken.
For more information, please contact the NPWS Royal National Park Visitor Centre on (02) 9542 0648.

Safety alerts: Audley precinct in wet weather
Access across the Audley Weir may be closed due to river flooding during times of wet weather. During wet weather, NPWS advise park visitors to visit Live Traffic NSW to ascertain the status of the Weir crossing before commencing their travel to the park. During times of closure, access to Bundeena, Maianbar residential areas, Royal National Park Visitor Centre, including the Audley Dance hall and cafe, is via McKell Ave Waterfall.

Morton National Park

Hazard reduction burns: Sheepstation Creek HR
There is a fire in this park called Sheepstation Creek 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.

Safety alerts: 1080 disposal NPWS Fitzroy Falls Depot
NSW National Parks conduct numerous 1080 fox and wild dog baiting programs across various local national parks within the Illawarra Highlands area. Any untaken baits from these programs are collected and buried at a nominated burial pit within the Fitzroy Falls depot in Morton National Park. All bait material buried in the disposal pit are buried under at least 50cm of soil. This burial pit will continue to have 1080 bait material in it from today through to Saturday 30 June 2018.
Dog owners are reminded to ensure their dogs do not enter the Fitzroy Falls depot. 1080 is lethal to domestic dogs and cats.
For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the OEH Highlands area office, Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program underway
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas for the protection of the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. The baiting is happening on various private properties, council reserves, NPWS estate, Water NSW estate and vacant Crown land.
All properties with 1080 baiting under this program are permanently baited throughout the year. These properties will have poison on them from Friday 15 December 2017 through to Saturday 30 June 2018. The baiting will be conducted using both 1080 buried baits and 1080 (above ground) ejector devices at the bait station locations.
Do not touch any bait or ejector devices. All properties being baited are sign-posted with the baiting dates and information about the baiting methods being used on each property. Dog owners are reminded to ensure their dogs do not wander, because dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. Visit the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website to see a map of the approximate location of each bait station.
For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

Closed areas: Upper section of Bundanoon Creek walking track temporarily closed
The upper section of Bundanoon Creek walking track, between Fairy Bower walking track and Tooths lookout walking track is temporarily closed due to potential land slip concerns. Visitors can access Bundanoon Creek via Tooths lookout walking track and lower Bundanoon Creek walking track.  
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on (02) 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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.

Closed areas: Tianjara fire trail is closed
The Tianjara fire trail is closed due to environmental damage. The trail is currently impassable. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact NPWS Ulladulla on (02) 4454 9500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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.