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Park safety and updates - Parks and Wildlife WA

Track and trail conditions and updates, Trail closures by the Department of Parks and Wildlife
  • Lennard Drive road works - Wellington National Park

    The Department of Parks and Wildlife wishes to advise that Lennard Drive in the Wellington National Park will be closed from 7am to 5pm on Tuesday 6 December 2016 due to road works.

    The department apologises for any inconvenience the closure may cause.

    For further information please contact the Parks and Wildlife Wellington District office in Collie on (08) 9735 1988

  • Wolfe Creek Crater National Park open

    The Department of Parks and Wildlife wishes to advise that Wolfe Creek Crater National Park has been reopened.

    The department thanks everyone for their patience.

    For further information please contact the Parks and Wildlife East Kimberley District office in Kununurra on (08) 9168 4200

  • Lesueur and Nambung national parks - notification of road maintenance

    Further to the broadcast sent 31 October 2016, the Department of Parks and Wildlife wishes to advise that Scenic Loop Drive in Lesueur National Park will remain closed during weekdays (Monday to Friday only) until Friday 9 December 2016. The park will then remain closed from  Saturday 10 December until Wednesday 14 December 2016 inclusive.

    Nambung National Park entry road off Indian Ocean Drive will be receiving a re-seal from Tuesday 8 December to Monday 12 December 2016 inclusive. Traffic management will be in place however expect substantial time delays since one lane will be closed through the process.

    For further information please contact the Parks and Wildlife Moora District office in Jurien Bay on (08) 9688 6000.

  • Loop / Z Bend Road Closure Kalbarri National Park

    The Department of Parks and Wildlife wishes to advise that the Loop/Z Bend Road will be closed for an extended period in order to carry out road construction works and the construction of the Kalbarri Skywalk.

    The road will be closed from 6am Monday 28 November until 17 July 2017.

    Daily access may be available via local tour operators booked through the Kalbarri Visitor Centre.

    Public vehicle access will be available intermittently during school holidays. A calendar of road closures is available as a downloadable pdf below.

    Parks and Wldlie apologises for any inconvenience caused.

    For further information please contact the Department of Parks and Wildlife Kalbarri on 08 9937 1140 or 0417 181 314.

     

  • Road works in Karijini National Park

    The Department of Parks and Wildlife would like to advise that road works are being carried out to repair flood damage on Banjima Drive (West) in Karijini National Park.

    The work is likely to take up to three weeks. During this time the road will remain open and visitors are asked to drive with caution and obey all road signage.

    Parks and Wildlife apologises for any inconvenience the works may cause.

    For further information please contact Karijini National Park (08) 9189 8147.

  • East Kimberley District Feral Animal Control Program

    Parks and Wildlife wishes to advise that it will be undertaking an Aerial Feral Animal Control program in the following East Kimberley District parks from29 November to 8 December 2016, inclusive.

    • Purnululu National Park;
    • Purnululu Conservation Reserve; and
    • Ord River Nature Reserve;

    Feral animals including cattle, donkeys and pigs pose a threat to the rich natural ecosystems of this area. The objective of the feral animal control program is to reduce the numbers of these animals and their negative effect on biodiversity.

    For further information please contact Parks and Wildlife East Kimberley District office in Kununurra on (08) 9168 4200.

  • Seasonal closure of Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek national parks

    The Department of Parks and Wildlife wishes to advise that Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek national parks are closed for the duration of the 2016/2017 wet season. These parks will reopen late April 2017, exact date yet to be confirmed.

    For further information please contact the Parks and Wildlife West Kimberley District office in Broome on (08) 9195 5500.

  • Notice of Works Cape Le Grand National Park Lucky Bay Camping and Day Use Area 27 September to 15 December 2016

    The Department of Parks and Wildlife wishes to advise that from the period27 September to 15 December 2016 construction works will be undertaken within the Lucky Bay Picnic Area, Day Use Car park and within the Lucky Bay Campground to improve facilities as part of the State Governments Royalties for Regions Parks for People Caravan and Camping initiative.

    Works include the construction of a new Day Use Toilet and two (2) Barbecue Shelters over the newly redeveloped Lucky Bay area.

    Over this time period, please be aware of heavy machinery, small engines and equipment movement within the Lucky Bay Campsite and Lucky Bay Car park and Picnic Area. Some sections of the access pathways around the Lucky Bay Picnic Area and Car park may be closed for a small period of time whilst works are being completed. Works will be undertaken mostly Monday to Friday and between the hours of 7.00am to 5.30pm.

    The Department appreciates the patience and cooperation of visitors and apologies for any inconvenience caused.

    All other sites within Cape Le Grand National Park remain unaffected including Cape Le Grand Beach Campsite which is operating normally.

    For further information please contact the Parks and Wildlife District Office Esperance Office on (08) 9083 2100, or Senior Ranger Cape Le Grand National Park on (08) 9075 9072.

  • Park closure: Eastern side of Fitzgerald River National Park

    The Department of Parks and Wildlife advises that due to significant rainfall and subsequent high flow rates out of the Culham Inlet at Fitzgerald River National Park, access to the eastern side of the park will remain closed until further notice.

    The Culham Inlet causeway remains closed due to safety concerns regarding the piped crossing on the main causeway that leads to the eastern national park entrance.  An engineering assessment will take place when water levels within the Culham Inlet recede.

    It is anticipated that access will be available later this week to the eastern side of the park via the unsealed section of Hamersley Drive from the South Coast Highway at West River.

    This means that park visitors will have to leave by the same way as they came due to no exit across the causeway and on to Hopetoun.

    People are urged to avoid the area, follow the advice of Parks and Wildlife staff and observe signage.

    Parks and Wildlife will provide an update if the situation changes or when sites have been re-opened.

  • Cape Arid National Park update

    The Department of Parks and Wildlife wishes to advise that Cape Arid National Park access road, Thomas River Road, has beenreopened.

    Parks and Wildlife will be assessing the conditions and will provide further advise when the park is reopened.

    All roads and tracks in the Poison Creek area remain closed until further notice.

    Parks and Wildlife apologises for any inconvenience the closure may cause.

    For further information please contact Esperance District office on (08) 9083 2100.

  • Unsealed roads and tracks conditions within the Esperance District

    Unsealed roads and tracks conditions within the Esperance District for Peak Charles, Stokes and Cape Arid national parks and surrounding Nuytsland Nature Reserve have been affected by ongoing winter rain fall  with a large rainfall event over the past weekend adding to the already wet unsealed road conditions across the district from recent previous cold front rainfall events.

    Most unsealed roads within the district are wet and slippery, with some standing water causing both safety and environmental concerns. The Department has closed the roads listed below until drying conditions prevail.

    For safety reasons and die back disease spread risk, Parks and Wildlife has temporarily closed the following:

    Cape Arid National park/Nuytsland Nature Reserve

    • Poison Creek Road
    • Thomas Fishery Track
    • Pasley Track
    • Telegraph Tracks and all public access tracks off these roads. This will result in campsites/day use areas at Thomas Fishery being closed until further notice.

    Access to Peak Charles National  Park and   Mt Ragged in Cape Arid National Park  is likely to be affected as well and Parks and Wildlife advises for those planning to travel to these area , that they reconsider travel plans as the access roads and tracks, (Peak Charles, Balladonia and Gora) are likely to be impassable in that area for some time.

    Stokes National Park

    • Young River Track

    Other tracks and roads may be closed as conditions are not expected to moderate until drying conditions ensue. Parks and Wildlife urges the public check on road conditions and be mindful of the current conditions and if in doubt check with the Esperance Tourist Bureau, Esperance Shire  or Parks and Wildlife Esperance for any updates on road conditions.

  • Crocodiles inhabiting waterways on the remote Kimberley Coast

    Parks and Wildlife is providing this advice as a community service.

    The public should be aware that due to the remoteness of the Kimberley coast, the Department cannot be relied upon to provide up to date and comprehensive information regarding the presence of estuarine crocodiles across the region. PleaseBe CROCWISE

         Crocodiles inhabit a wide variety of inland and coastal waterways and water bodies across northern Australia, both fresh and saltwater, including estuaries, tidal rivers, river pools, creeks and the waters around offshore islands. Crocodiles have the ability to, and in some areas frequently enter freshwater pools above the high tide.

         If in doubt exercise extreme caution around the water’s edge, do not swim, canoe or use small boats where crocodiles may inhabit.

         Always keep a lookout for crocodiles. Be aware that a crocodile can remain hidden underwater for long periods and even if surfacing may go unnoticed.

         Don’t feed, harass, encourage or try to interact with crocodiles as this behaviour is likely to encourage aggressive behaviour which may also increase the level of risk for other visitors.

    For more information please go toBe CROCWISE.

    Should you encounter or observe any unusual crocodile behaviour please report this to the relevant Parks and Wildlife office at your earliest possible convenience; Broome (08) 9195 5500 or Kununurra (08) 9168 4200.

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