Northern Access Track remains closed to vehicles pending major roadworks

Closure status: A facility or feature within the park is closed

Category:
Fire closure or access restriction
Applies:
5 January to 30 June 2023
Published:
5 January 2023 11:24am
Updated:
12 January 2023 3:01pm
ID:
22658

This alert applies to the following park:

The Northern Access Track sustained major damage due to severe weather and flooding in 2022. The 20km track between Poverty Creek turnoff and Fort Bribie day-use area still has wet and boggy sections that continue to flood with minor rain events. Major roadworks are planned to commence in early 2023, weather permitting, for rebuilding of rock inverts and raise the track level to prevent future closures after rain events.

The following remain closed to vehicles:

  • Northern Access Track between Poverty Creek access track and Fort Bribie day-use area.
  • Lighthouse Reach day-use area (boat only access)

Ocean Beach, north of Fort Bribie day-use area also remains closed to all vehicles. Severe sand erosion from large seas has exposed several hazards including large tree debris, mud and mangrove roots, destabilised Fort Bribie WWII structures and reduce the trafficable beach area.

Motorist should use caution when travelling along Ocean Beach and before crossing lagoons as fast flowing water and soft sand can make vehicle crossing dangerous. Driving over vegetated dunes is not permitted. Beach travel is recommended two hours either side of low tide. Traveling three hours either side of high tide should be avoided.

Please monitor park alerts on the department's website for updated information.

Please observe all signage, barriers and directions from rangers and do not enter closed areas.

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