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Rangers assess park damage following Mallee fires

Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Parks in the Mallee including Murray Sunset National Park, and Bronzewing and Paradise Flora and Fauna Reserves have re-opened to visitors in time for the forthcoming Labour Day long weekend.

"It’s been a challenging month with the number of fires experienced in the Mallee, but we are focussing on recovery now, with some parks now open again for visitors to enjoy over the long weekend" said North West District Manager Dale Antonysen.

"Parks will reopen as soon as they are assessed as safe for the public. A process of assessing trees, tracks and roads affected by fire continues, but it’s great to let people know that there are some options for people wanting to get outdoors" said Mr Antonysen.

"We’re currently carrying out assessments of Wyperfeld National Park and Lake Albacutya Park and will advise the public as safety concerns are satisfied" said Ranger in Charge, Mark Mellington.

"Some areas of the parks are looking good, while others will need to remain closed until works can be undertaken to make areas safe again" said Mr Mellington.

Visitors should refer to signs advising of road and track closures and should refrain from entering sites that remain closed.

"We want people to be out and active in the parks, but safety is the first priority," Mr Mellington said.

Visitors can access up to date information on what areas of parks are open via our website or by calling the Parks Victoria Information Centre on 13 1963.



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