Additional areas closed due to extreme weather

The ACT Government wishes to advise that due to flooding and high winds forecasted, more areas managed by the ACT Parks and Conservation Service will be closed Tuesday 23 March and Wednesday 24 March.

The additional areas that are closed are:

  • Namadgi National Park
  • The Lower Cotter Catchment
  • Murrumbidgee River Corridor including Cotter, Pine Island, Kambah Pool, Casuarina Sands and Uriarra Crossing
  • Blue Range Campground
  • Woods Reserve Campground
  • Cotter Campground

Further closures may occur today and over the coming days due to the weather conditions in our parks and reserves and as impacts on the environment and built assets are assessed.

This decision has been made for the safety of the Canberra community. Canberrans should avoid all reserves and national parks over the coming 48 hours.

Flood waters can occur suddenly and without much warning, leaving you trapped or stranded if you are unprepared. Steer clear of low-lying areas such as creeks, stormwater drains or other causeways.

With high winds forecast tomorrow, strong winds are dangerous and will move fallen trees unpredictably and can even topple or uproot standing trees.

Stay up to date with road closures on the ACT City Services website, take care on roads, and follow all signage and alternate routes provided.

For up-to-date information on flooding and how prepare in an emergency, visit the ACT Emergency Services Agency website

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