24 Mar 2014 - Elizabeth Fowler
Locals are being reminded to pay attention to road closures and
warning signs while enjoying Kiwarrak State Forest.
Forestry Corporation of NSW's Regional Manager Kathy Jones said
some roads and trails in the northern section of Kiwarrak State Forest had been
closed for safety reasons during forestry operations.
"We encourage locals to get out and enjoy the region's State
forests, but please keep in mind that there are worksites in the forest and
some small areas around these sites have been closed for the community's safety,"
Ms Jones said.
"There is heavy machinery operating in parts of the northern
end of the forest between The Bucketts Way and the Pacific Highway. Log trucks will
be using Lantana Crossing, Breakneck Road, Bucketts Way and the Old Pacific
Highway through Purfleet.
"While this work is going on we ask that people pay extra attention
to road closures and warning signs and stay well away from restricted areas and
out of harm's way.
"We put barriers and road closures in place for the safety
of forest users, so please don't attempt to walk or cycle past or around them.
"There are plenty of forest trails in other parts of the
forest that will remain open for bushwalking, horse riding and bike riding
throughout this work, and we encourage locals to get out and explore the rest
of the forest."
For more information about operations in Kiwarrak
State Forest or to view more detailed plans, visit the Central Regional Office at
Maher Street Wauchope or call 6585 3744.
Media contact: Elizabeth Fowler 9407 4265 / 0408 779 903