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NSW and ACT road closures discussion

Postby Lophophaps » Fri 08 Jun, 2018 11:37 am

A suggestion was made for a sticky for each state and territory showing road closures. Please advise here of any edits to the NSW and ACT sticky and of any road closures.

The NSW and ACT sticky is at viewtopic.php?f=36&t=27973
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Re: NSW and ACT road closures discussion

Postby Warin » Fri 08 Jun, 2018 12:46 pm

Thoughts ... :?:
As it is for 'road closures' . should not the road closures be at the top of the list?

The NSW fires .. better to have a direct link to 'fires near me'? https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-informa ... es-near-me
and then another one for planned hazard reductions? https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-informa ... reductions
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Re: NSW and ACT road closures discussion

Postby Lophophaps » Fri 08 Jun, 2018 1:15 pm

Thanks. I've added the two links, which I did not find when researching the sticky list. I'll ask a few more people about the order of the list.
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Re: NSW and ACT road closures discussion

Postby Lophophaps » Sun 21 Oct, 2018 6:21 pm

The Barry Way north of the Victorian border is slow and bumpy. It's 2WD, but care is needed. After rain it may be a little tricky.
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Re: NSW and ACT road closures discussion

Postby Warin » Sun 21 Oct, 2018 9:47 pm

Lophophaps wrote:The Barry Way north of the Victorian border is slow and bumpy. It's 2WD, but care is needed. After rain it may be a little tricky.


It does close after heavy rain.
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Re: NSW and ACT road closures discussion

Postby Zapruda » Thu 12 Dec, 2019 5:20 am

An update for Namadgi.... This was sent around to local Canberra clubs

FYI Everyone.

Early notice - imminent closure of Namadgi National Park for an extended period. Please note that this is a 'head's-up' notice. The official alerts from ACT Parks, Emergency Services etc will be posted shortly on the relevant websites. This is to give you all some early warning in case you need to reconsider your plans.

NAMADGI NATIONAL PARK

Because of high fire risk and the current stretching of ACT resources assisting with bush fires in NSW, Namadgi National Park is likely to be closed to the public and for non-essential management activities as follows:

From, and including, Weds 11 Dec 19 - The Bimberi Wilderness.

From, and including, Mon 23 Dec 19 - The whole of Namadgi National Park.

The park looks like it will remain closed until substantial rainfall is received. This is estimated to be no earlier than 01 Mar 20 with a likely extension beyond this date if rain is not received.

A list of affected parks can be found here https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/alerts/alerts-list
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Re: NSW and ACT road closures discussion

Postby Zapruda » Thu 12 Dec, 2019 10:05 am

Its official now

https://www.environment.act.gov.au/home ... Kp-y8d7G0k

ACT Conservator of Flora and Fauna Ian Walker has closed the Bimberi Wilderness due to significant fire danger in remote regions of Namadgi National Park.
The closure will remain in place until the end of March 2020.

Summer conditions and soil dryness means there is an increased fire threat to people accessing the Bimberi Wilderness. The remoteness of the area significantly limits ability to control fires.

Bimberi Wilderness is a 28,900-hectare area and makes up 27% of Namadgi National Park. It is also a popular destination for many back-country bushwalkers and users of the Australian Alps Walking Track, which is why we must ensure the safety of visitors to the park.

Specific locations impacted:
The ACT section of the Australian Alps walking track
Pryors Hut
Mt Gingera
Mt Bimberi
Cotter Hut
Upper Cotter, Namadgi National Park

Public access to the Bimberi Wilderness area will be closed at:
Ginini Carpark, Mt Franklin Road
Stockyard Spur, via Corin Dam Road
Smokers trail, via Corin Hub
Cotter Hut road, via Orroral Valley
Leura gap
Murray gap
Yaouk gap

Signage of the closure will be placed at all locations impacted.
For more information on the Bimberi Wilderness closure please contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

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Re: NSW and ACT road closures discussion

Postby potato » Thu 12 Dec, 2019 11:38 am

Lophophaps wrote:The Barry Way north of the Victorian border is slow and bumpy. It's 2WD, but care is needed. After rain it may be a little tricky.


Isn't it always like this especially south of the border?
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Re: NSW and ACT road closures discussion

Postby potato » Thu 12 Dec, 2019 11:40 am

Zapruda wrote:Its official now

https://www.environment.act.gov.au/home ... Kp-y8d7G0k

ACT Conservator of Flora and Fauna Ian Walker has closed the Bimberi Wilderness due to significant fire danger in remote regions of Namadgi National Park.
The closure will remain in place until the end of March 2020.

Summer conditions and soil dryness means there is an increased fire threat to people accessing the Bimberi Wilderness. The remoteness of the area significantly limits ability to control fires.

Bimberi Wilderness is a 28,900-hectare area and makes up 27% of Namadgi National Park. It is also a popular destination for many back-country bushwalkers and users of the Australian Alps Walking Track, which is why we must ensure the safety of visitors to the park.

Specific locations impacted:
The ACT section of the Australian Alps walking track
Pryors Hut
Mt Gingera
Mt Bimberi
Cotter Hut
Upper Cotter, Namadgi National Park

Public access to the Bimberi Wilderness area will be closed at:
Ginini Carpark, Mt Franklin Road
Stockyard Spur, via Corin Dam Road
Smokers trail, via Corin Hub
Cotter Hut road, via Orroral Valley
Leura gap
Murray gap
Yaouk gap

Signage of the closure will be placed at all locations impacted.
For more information on the Bimberi Wilderness closure please contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

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I understand there will be increased ranger patrols of the area during this period for those who feel this doesn't apply to them.
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Re: NSW and ACT road closures discussion

Postby Zapruda » Thu 12 Dec, 2019 11:45 am

I hope so.
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Re: NSW and ACT road closures discussion

Postby GBW » Sun 22 Dec, 2019 11:07 am

I've just seen some idiot on Facebook "Bikepacking Australia" riding through Murray Gap ignoring closure signs ...no brains.
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Re: NSW and ACT road closures discussion

Postby Zapruda » Sun 22 Dec, 2019 11:12 am

Murrays gap is a no go for bikes despite closures. This isn’t the first time bikes have gone though there. Reckless and thoughtless... Boils my blood.
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Re: NSW and ACT road closures discussion

Postby GBW » Sun 22 Dec, 2019 11:16 am

I know it's off limits to bikes Zapruda. He's even mentioned he saw the closure signs and rode straight past. What a tool.
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Re: NSW and ACT road closures discussion

Postby Zapruda » Sun 22 Dec, 2019 11:18 am

There needs to be a name and shame register for people like that.
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Re: NSW and ACT road closures discussion

Postby wildwanderer » Mon 23 Dec, 2019 6:49 am

Report to parks. Name and shame. :evil:
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Re: NSW and ACT road closures discussion

Postby Zapruda » Sat 02 May, 2020 7:19 am

Link Road from Snowy Mountains Highway to Goat Ridge Road

Tooma Road - KNP5 (Khancoban to Cabramurra Road) - expected reopening December 2020 (Round Mountain access)
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