07 Aug 2020 - Rod Campbell
Wallaby Road and Middle Ridge Road in Ourimbah State Forest will be closed indefinitely to the public from Friday 7 August, following ongoing issues in the area.
These problems are longstanding and include dumping, road damage, burnt cars and serious environmental impact causing degradation of local waterways, said Forestry Corporation of NSW’s Protection Supervisor, Peter Tarjanyi.
“To protect our environment and forest infrastructure, as well as supporting forest neighbours, we are closing Wallaby Road and Middle Ridge Road to the public indefinitely,” Mr Tarjanyi said.
“Barriers will be established to restrict access and help protect the values of Ourimbah State Forest.
“Only authorised vehicles and fire emergency vehicles will be able to access this road from this Friday."
The closure means that Wallaby Rd and Middle Ridge Rd linking Palmdale Rd with Red Hill Rd in Ourimbah State Forest will be closed to all types of vehicles and motorbikes.
Public access to Ourimbah State Forest will continue to be provided along Red Hill Road off Yarramlong Road or through Jilliby State Conservation Area along Forest Road off Bumble Hill Road.
Media contact: Rod Campbell