For queries on road/track closures in Southern Tasmania call Forestry Tasmania’s Southern Region in Hobart on (03) 6235 8353
Temporary closure of Brushy Road (near Westbury)
24 March 2016
Access to Brushy Lagoon has been closed due to the collapse of the bridge over Black Sugarloaf Creek, which has rendered the Brushy Road impassable. Brushy Road is closed from the intersection of Brushy Road and Priestleys Lane until further notice. The road has been physically closed with large rocks. There is no alternative access.
An initial engineering inspection will be carried out today, 24 March. Subject to that inspection and recommendation, we expect the bridge to remain closed until after Easter when a full assessment can be undertaken and appropriate repairs or replacement can be commenced. For further information please contact the Great Western Tiers Field Centre on 6701 2104.
Current reserves and tracks closed due to bushfires
17 March 2016
NORTH/NORTH EAST AREA
Central Plateau Conservation Area / Western Tiers
Devils Gullet walking track
Mersey White Water Regional Reserve
Mersey White Water Reserve walking tracks are closed from the shelter. The shelter and toilets are open.
Advice from Canoe Tasmania regarding Mersey White Water Regional Reserve:
The Mersey River Forest Road is open, however:
Until further notice Canoe Tasmania strongly recommends that people do not paddle the Mersey River between Rowallan Dam and Lake Parangana until: it has been confirmed that the known trees still across the river in dangerous locations have been removed; the entire slalom course has been checked for wires and ropes in the river and any found have been removed; and a party has checked the remainder of the river from the bridge below Rowallan Dam down to Lake Parangana and confirmed it is safe for normal use.
NORTH WEST AREA
Sumac Road (Tarkine Tourist Loop Road)
Walking tracks and campgrounds accessed from Sumac Road (Tarkine Tourist Loop Road), including:
Milkshake Hills Regional Reserve and Milkshake Summit Track.
Southwest National Park
Sentinal Range Track and Wedge River Campground
Campfire restrictions lifted
: Note that all previous campfire restrictions imposed during January have been lifted.
Walls of Jerusalem National Park The Walls of Jerusalem National Park, Mersey Forest Road, Lake Mackenzie Road and the following tracks are now all open:
- Walls of Jerusalem main track
- Junction Lake Track
- Little Fisher Track
- Moses Creek Track
- Lake Myrtle Track
For the latest information on road closures, check the Tasmania Police Community Alerts website http://www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts/. For the latest bushfire information go to the Tasmania Fire Service website www.fire.tas.gov.au
Enchanted Walk (Cradle Mt) Closure
Updated 3 March
The Enchanted Walk will be closed from 7 March to Friday, 18 March whilst the Pencil Pine Creek pedestrian bridge is replaced. This period may be extended if wet weather delays helicopter operations. This is part of the overall track upgrade to improve access for disabled or mobility impaired park visitors. Thank you for your cooperation.