25 Sep 2020
Blowering Dam’s western foreshore will remain closed throughout the school holiday period and over the October long weekend due to dangerous road conditions following widespread fires earlier in the year.
Forestry Corporation’s Fire and Stewardship Manager Charlie Taylor said despite significant repair work, recent storm events had caused additional damage to roads via Bago State forest.
“At the start of school holidays and with warmer weather on the way we’d normally be welcoming visitors to Blowering Dam’s western foreshore in Bago State Forest but unfortunately this year the forest roads are too hazardous,” Mr Taylor said.
“Forest roads were badly damaged in fires earlier this year and Blowering Dam’s western foreshore has remained closed while we’ve worked to make the roads safe.
“Unfortunately, storm events have caused the road conditions to deteriorate and it is too unsafe to reopen access to Blowering Dam’s western foreshore.
“Yellowin Access Road, McDonalds Trail, Sturgess Trail and Foreshore Road are closed until further notice, meaning there is no access to Blowering Dam’s western foreshore over the school holiday or long weekend period.
“We also remind the community that the pine plantations in Green Hills State Forest and Bago State Forest are still closed to the public as our major salvage program continues.
“Work is continuing to repair roads and infrastructure throughout the region and restore access and we appreciate the community’s patience. Please continue to check the closures and notices page of our website before planning a trip to any State forest.”
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