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Yanga National Park

Yanga National Park Facility Status as of Monday 1st March 2021. A solid fuel fire ban is now in place for Yanga National Park and Murray Valley Regional Park – Kyalite. Gas BBQ’s permitted with regulations. For informaton relating to Yanga National Park, contact the Park Office on 03 5020 1764 or visit www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au

Homestead Precinct (& park office weekdays) OPEN

Woolshed Precinct, including the Woolshed Picnic Area OPEN

Mamanga (camp ground) OPEN

Regatta Beach (Yanga Lake Recreation) CLOSED

The Willows OPEN

Woolpress Bend OPEN

Blue-Green Algal Alerts

Murrumbidgee River

Burrinjuck Dam at Goodhope is on Red alert for blue-green algae.
Lake Wyangan North has a Red status for blue green algae. For more information select the following
link: https://www.griffith.nsw.gov.au/projects/project.asp?id=6896
Burrinjuck Dam at Woolgarlo, Waters State Park and at the Dam Wall are on Amber alert for blue-green
algae. The Murrumbidgee River at Redbank Weir Buoy and Balranald are on Amber alert. For further information click on this link for Murrumbidgee River.

Lachlan River

Lake Brewster outlet channel is on RED alert for blue-green algae
Carcoar Dam Station 1 (Dam Wall), Lake Cargelligo Outlet at Lake Creek, Lake Cargelligo Town Water Supply, Lake Cargelligo Boatshed, Lake Brewster Regulator C as well as the Lachlan River at Willandra Weir, Booligal and at Corrong are on Amber alert for blue-green algae.
The following sites in Wyangala Dam are on Green alert for blue-green algae – Lachlan & Abercrombie junction, Abercrombie River arm, Inland Waters Park and Dam Wall. Lake Cargelligo downstream of Curlew Waters, Lake Brewster Inflow 412102 and Lachlan River at Hillston are on Green alert. For further information click on the link for Lachlan River

VIC – NSW Border Restrictions

If you reside in local government areas along the border, you will NOT need a permit and will be able to use your drivers license to travel between Victoria and New South Wales. Regional NSW is classified as being in the green zone and will require a permit to cross the border. Victorian Police will be on checkpoints along the Victorian and New South Wales borders. If you don’t have a license you will need a green zone permit. For further information please visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/victorian-border-crossing-permit. Media Release by The Hon Daniel Andrews – Sunday 20 December 2020.

Marma – Box Creek Road IS NOW OPEN (with speed limit)

Road has a speed limits of 60km/h until Monday 7th December to a 15 km section of the road that has resurfaced.

SECTION OF MARMA – BOX CREEK ROAD IS CLOSED FROM 16/11/2020 UNTIL 29/11/2020

Section of Marma Box Creek Road (Mungo Road) is closed for all the traffic from the intersection of Ivanhoe Road and Marma Box Creek Road to the intersection of Magenta Wampo Road and Marma Box Creek Road – approximately 40km in length.

Marma-Box Creek Road will remain closed to all traffic until Saturday 29 November (reopening on Monday 30th November) for road surfacing works. Upon reopening, roadwork speed limits of 60km/h will apply until Monday 7th December to a 15km section of the road that is being resurfaced.
A signed detour will be in place from Ivanhoe Road to Magenta D Block and Magenta Wampo Road. Please follow the detour signs.
Please see detour map here
Please see Balranald Shire Council’s Road Conditions Report for any updates during the works: www.balranald.nsw.gov.au/road-conditions/

IT IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT THAT TRAFFIC STAYS OFF THE ROAD DURING THESE WORKS! ANY PERSONS USING THE CLOSED ROAD WILL BE LIABLE TO PROSECUTION.

NSW Wild Dog Fence Extension Project Update – October 2020

For the latest stakeholder dashboard update for the NSW Wild Dog Fence Extension project.
Further information on the project, including the background to it, progress made to date, a short video from the sod turning event at Hungerford, as well as a number of other resources can be found on the Local Land Services website: https://www.lls.nsw.gov.au/what-we-do/our-major-projects/nsw-wild-dog-fence-extension-project If you want to know more about the project or have any questions please contact the project team on wilddogfence@scs.nsw.gov.au or (02) 5852 1215.

Balranald Shire Council Private Domestic Water Providers – Survey

CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTIVE PRIVATE DOMESTIC WATER SUPPLIES ON RURAL & REMOTE PROPERTIES
Council is undertaking a survey of water adequacy and quality for the Increasing Resilience to Climate Change Project funded by the NSW Government. The information you provide will guide this very important community project.

The survey will:
help to ensure that everyone can have adequate and safe household water supplies
• give us a better appreciate the water supply problems being confronted by residents in the Shire living on rural properties or using rainwater tanks
• identify any possible health risks that may be present due to the quality of the water that is being used

The link to the survey below – or printable survey available by clicking here. Please return the completed survey to Council offices or email council@balranald.nsw.gov.au https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DGDQWVB

Council is inviting people on rural and remote properties in the Shire who are dependent on private sources of water (farm dams or creeks or rivers, ground water from deep or shallow bores, and rainwater tanks) for their household use to participate.

People in the townships of Balranald and Euston who have domestic rainwater tanks (used for drinking, cooking, showers, bathing and children’s play) are also encouraged to participate in the survey.

We would like to have your completed survey by Friday the 20 November 2020.

Please encourage others to complete the survey.

For further information about the project and its benefits please contact:

Peter Waterman
Adjunct Professor
Institute for Land Water and Society, Charles Stuart University
Email: pw.ems@bigpond.net.au
Mobile: 0418 628 431

Murray and Sunraysia Blue Green Algae Report

Blue Green Algal alert report is bsed on routine monitoring at sites in the Murrumbidgee and Lacklan Algae Reporting Area. The sites are monitored by WaterNSW and Local Council. Click on the following links for Murrumbidgee Region – Blue-Green Algal alert and Lachlan Region – Blue-Green Algal alerts

Small Business Month – October 2020

Resilience NSW is the lead disaster management agency for NSW, responsible for all aspects of disaster recovery and building community resilience to future disasters.

Each year, communities across NSW experience bush fires, home fires, floods, storms, heatwaves, power outages and other emergencies.

As part of Small Business Month, October 2020, businesses are being urged to “Future proof your business”; This means: “Understand stressors and disruptors, keep an eye outside your business model and know what to do when the unknown hits”.

Get Ready in five simple steps at www.resilience.nsw.gov.au/prpapre.html

Mungo National Park –

Mungo National Park – All opened – Please note that solid fueld fire ban is now in place for Mungo National Park. Gas BBQ’s are permitted with regulations. Mungo Discovery Program – 1st December – 31st December 2020. On-Line Bookings are Essential.