Council bushland reserves after fires and floods
The summer bush fires and flash flooding in February have left significant hazards and damaged infrastructure at a number of Council bushland reserves.
Council manages 135kms of walking tracks in the Blue Mountains.
Notifications of closures, track changes and upgrades are listed on this page.
FIRE TRAILS MAINTENANCE WORK - POSTED 7 SEPTEMBER 2021
Council will be undertaking essential maintenance work on fire trails in the vicinity of Hall Pde, Fern Ave, Rocklea St and Brook St Hazelbrook in preparation for the upcoming fire season.
Work is planned to start on Monday 13 September and is expected to take at least 4 weeks.
The trails will be closed for public use between 7am and 4pm Monday to Friday for safety reasons and to allow the work to be completed in a timely and efficient manner. The trails will be open for public use outside of these times.
Blue Mountains City Council has granted a short-term licence for scheduled filming for the whole or part of the land at 44-50 Echo Point Road Katoomba and 101 Cliff Drive Katoomba (Crown Reserve 1002868 and Crown Reserve D500925) on Thursday, 2 September 2021.
Filming activities will commence from 7am until 6pm and the following walks will be temporarily CLOSED to public access:
Pedestrian barriers will be placed at key locations, in addition to signage. Temporary fencing will also be placed in some locations.
Visitors will be able to leave the area during the period of closures, if required, but entry will not be permitted.
Access to the following attractions remain OPEN to the public during this time:
Echo Point Lookout is currently closed due to COVID-19.
Under the current Public Health Order filming is permitted in NSW when appropriate COVID safety plans are in place. Filming is taking place in collaboration with NSW National Parks and Scenic World.
Leura Cascades will reopen from the June 2021 long weekend, for pedestrians and cyclists. Please note: The public toilets are still closed.
Read Media Release: Leura Cascades to partially reopen
CLOSED: Charles Darwin Walk, Wentworth Falls
Due to flood damage and associated hazards Charles Darwin Walk, Wentworth Falls is temporarily closed until further notice.
PARTIALLY CLOSED: Sections of Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Prince Henry Cliff Walk is temporarily closed, due to landslip and storm damage. Tracks are physically closed, signposted with maps and alternate route options via Olympian Parade.
Click here to view the map.
PARTIALLY CLOSED: Redgum Reserve Bullaburra
A section of walking track exiting onto Boronia Rd is closed due to the failure of a footbridge.
Through-access between DeQuency and Cottle Roads is still open.
CLOSED: Hargraves Lookout
Please be advised of the temporary closure of Hargraves Lookout Precinct Blackheath for infrastructure upgrade and renewal works. Closure will be in effect from Friday 19 February 2021 until Monday 29 November 2021.
Please see attached notification and map. Click here to view the map.
For information on the Blue Mountains National Park visit the National Parks and wildlife Services webpage here.
The summer 2019/20 bushfires left significant hazards and damaged infrastructure in Council reserves. As a result, the following closures are still in place. These areas will remain closed until they are safe for the public to re-enter.
It's 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.