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Fire affected parks


Updated: 27 Feb 2015 12.25 pm
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Parks affected by fire 

Grampians National Park

There is a fire in the south-western section of Grampians National Park. Harrop Track, located between Glenelg River Rd and Manya Art Site, is currently closed due to fire-fighting activity.

 

For latest information on fires go to www.emergency.vic.gov.au

Parks affected by fire damage

Black Range State Park

Black Range State Park is closed due damage from fire in early January 2015.

Errinundra National Park

There has been damage to the park due to fire early in 2014. Check the park page for details.

Grampians National Park

There has been damage to the park due to fire early in 2014. Check the park page for details.

Little Desert National Park

There has been damage to the park due to fire early in 2015. The Little Desert Discovery Walk, including Yellowgums Walkers Camp and Mallee Walkers Camp, is closed until further notice. All other areas of the park are now open.

Mount Talbot Scenic Reserve

Mount Talbot Scenic Reserve is closed due damage from fire in early January 2015.

Snowy River National Park

There has been damage to the park due to fire early in 2014. Check the park page for details.

 


Always follow the link to the park page to read all the latest conditions 

For information about current fires always refer directly to www.emergency.vic.gov.au

Stay Informed:
  • Via www.emergency.vic.gov.au
  • Tune to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations, or Sky News TV.
  • Call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL) on freecall 1800 240 667.
  • Deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment can contact VBIL via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677.
  • For help with English, call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 (freecall) and ask them to telephone VBIL. If you know someone who cannot speak English, provide them with this number.
  • Download the FireReady App or follow CFA_Updates on Twitter (#VicFires) or Facebook.
  • Road closures: check VicRoads website.
  • Check weather conditions and your fire risk before leaving home as you may not have mobile phone reception across regional Victoria.
  • Check which parks and picnic areas are regularly closed when the forecast Fire Danger Rating is Severe, Extreme or Code Red.

 

Planned burning program

Planned burning is carried out by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and Parks Victoria, with the help of the CFA, to reduce bushfire risk to communities, property and the environment.

Details of current and upcoming burns available here

 

After the fire 

When an area has been affected by fires the reasons for closure may include:

  • hazardous trees, limbs and fallen timber
  • damaged tracks, bridges, signs, recreation sites and other facilities
  • unstable soils and/or stream crossings
  • presence of hazardous materials or substances.

Once recreation sites and tracks have been accessed, risks removed and necessary facilities rebuilt, they are reopened to the public.

The Change of Conditions section on individual park pages is regularly updated to reflect the most current conditions. Please check individual park pages for closure information.


Page last updated: 27 Feb 2015 12.25 pm