Nature reserve and road closures due to total fire ban in the ACT

Released 24/02/2016

Territory and Municipal Services wishes to advise that due to a total fire ban that has been declared for tomorrow, Thursday 25 February 2016, the following nature reserves and roads will be closed:

  • Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve (the Visitor Centre will remain open)
  • selected roads within Namadgi National Park including Apollo Road, Orroral Road, Old Mill Road, Warks Road, Mount Franklin Road at Piccadilly Circus, and the
    Corin Dam Road (the Namadgi Visitor Centre will remain open)
  • Googong Foreshores
  • Kowen Forest
  • Lower Molonglo River Corridor
  • Molonglo Gorge Nature Reserve
  • Mulligans Flat Woodlands Sanctuary
  • Centenary Trail between Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve and Hall

Note that the Boboyan Road and Brindabella Road remain open to through traffic.

Swimming areas at the Cotter and along the Murrumbidgee River such as Kambah Pool, Pine Island, Point Hut and Uriarra Crossing will remain open.

In an effort to accommodate recreational users, the Canberra Nature Park and all pine forest areas (other than Kowen Forest) will remain open to the public during the early morning hours, however users are advised that they should leave these areas no later than 11 am.

Electric barbeques provided at the Cotter, Casuarina Sands, Pine Island and in Canberra’s urban parks will be available, however all gas barbeques will be turned off.

For up-to-date total fire ban declarations and more information about how they affect you, visit the ACT Emergency Services Agency website, follow @ACT_ESA on Twitter or like ACT Emergency Services Agency on Facebook.

People can also contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

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