A one-in-50-year rainfall event in the Blue Mountains in Feb 2020 resulted in a substantial landslip occurring on slopes above Cliff Drive, Leura.
The summer bush fires and flash flooding in February 2020 have left significant hazards and damaged infrastructure at a number of Council bushland reserves.
Around 1000 ha of Council managed bushland in the upper Blue Mountains were severely burnt significantly impacting both biodiversity and recreational infrastructure assets including walking tracks, lookouts, footbridges, signs and stairs. (The image in the header above was taken at Blackheath after bush fires).
The natural disaster after a one-in-50-year rain event in February, that closed Cliff Drive and Leura Cascades, has also left a complicated and expensive clean-up for Council. (The second image was taken at Leura Cascades after flash flooding).
Meanwhile, Council’s Charles Darwin Walk at Wentworth Falls is another popular visitor area affected by February’s flash flooding and has a significant clean-up bill.