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West Head Closed due to hazard reduction burn

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By Rob - Posted on 14 November 2011

Just in case anyone is lucky enough to be considering riding in the next two days please be advised that the whole of West Head is now closed until further notice. This obviously includes Elvina, Salvation, Towlers Bay, etc, etc. I would imagine Duck Holes & Centre might also be worth avoiding depending on the amount of smoke.

I have been advised that this should only last for a couple of days but please take note and check the NSW NPWS Fires, floods and park closures page for more details.

Currently it states,

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service wish to notify that as of 12:00 midday on Monday 14th November 2011 the West Head / Lambert Peninsula area of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians due to a hazard reduction burn. The area closed includes West Head Road and all West Head walking tracks. It will remain closed until further notice.

ben.archer's picture

This is a much delayed and very large burn (780 hectares) of the area around Yeomans Bay. It looks like the burn will take around 48 hours and include the services of 3 helicopters, and 21 fire trucks on the first day making it one of the bigger local Hazard Reduction burns in the last few years.

simtb's picture

Think this is open again now. I only rode up from Elvina track and down Waratah today but there were cars on the road and all the fireys seem to have left.

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