Update: Bush fire affected areas


07 Feb 2020

Update (7 February 2020)

IMPORTANT UPDATES

Council RESERVES, CAMPGROUNDS, LOOKOUTS and WALKING TRACKS

CLOSED reserves
Recent bush fires have left significant hazards and damaged infrastructure in Council reserves.  As a result, the following closures are still in place:

Mt Victoria / Mt York

  • Berghofers Pass
  • Coxs Road
  • Lawsons Long Alley
  • Lockyers Track
  • Campground, day use area
  • All cliffs, climbing & recreational areas 

Mount York Rd is open as far as Bardens Lookout only.

Blackheath

  • Popes Glen Reserve 
  • Pulpit Rock Reserve

Mt Wilson

  • All bushland reserves
  • Walking tracks and lookouts
  • Cathedral campground
     

These areas will remain closed until they are safe for the public to re-enter. It's very important to stay out of burned bushland areas as there are a range of serious dangers and hazards. Trees damaged by fire may be dangerous and fall down or drop branches and limbs, and structures such as bridges, steps and safety railings may also be damaged and unsafe. 

Council is currently working on the assessment and ‘making-safe’ of roads and reserves, which must occur before these areas can be re-opened.

For information on the Blue Mountains National Park go to https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au

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