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All Reserves, Lookouts, Walking Tracks and Campgrounds Closed in the Blue Mountains

Source: Blue Mountains City Council
Archived 18 Feb 2020 - Posted: 19 Dec 2019
Due to the current circumstances with the bush fires, and severe heat and smoke predictions over the coming days, Council is CLOSING ALL RESERVES, CAMPGROUNDS, LOOKOUTS and WALKING TRACKS. This is in addition to all sportsground closures, announced yesterday. Closures are in place from Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 December (inclusive).

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service have also closed all facilities in the Blue Mountains National Park.

While there is currently no immediate threat to the Blue Mountains, weather conditions are expected to deteriorate over the next few days, which can make bush fire activity more unpredictable. We have taken a safety first approach, and because of this we have decided to pre-emptively close all these spaces until Sunday, 22 December (inclusive).

There is currently a state-wide Total Fire Ban from Wednesday 18 December to Saturday 21 December (inclusive). The Fire Danger Rating is EXTREME today.   Get more information on Fire Danger Ratings and Total Fire Bans.

Get information on the air quality in the Blue Mountains here. For more information on the impact of bush fire smoke on health go to the NSW Health website.

Stay up to date on bush fire activity in the Blue Mountains:

  •          Check the NSW RFS website.
  •          Download the Fire Near Me mobile app www.firesnearme.com, or
  •          Call the NSW RFS Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737.

Check and follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan.

Neighbourhood Safer Places are a place a last resort during a bush fire emergency. Neighbourhood Safer Places that are sportsgrounds or parks will be open in an emergency. Those places in the Blue Mountains are:

  •          Pitt Park, Wentworth Falls
  •          Lennox Park, Blaxland
  •          Mount Victoria Park, Mount Victoria
  •          Blackheath Oval, Blackheath
  •          Whitton Park, Glenbrook
  •          Melrose Park, Katoomba

Get more information about Neighbourhood Safer Places in the Blue Mountains LGA.

 
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