Message for Easter Break
Sustainable Timber Tasmania (STT) would like to remind visitors about potential hazards when venturing into production forests, parks and reserves.
Visitors undertaking recreational and other activities are reminded of the increased risks in and around fire affected areas. This risk results from fire damaged trees as well as a number of other post fire dangers, including unstable burnt ground and infrastructure. Many minor roads and tracks remain blocked and obstructed and will remain closed to the public if the environment is assessed to be hazardous.
Specific areas, such as the Tahune Airwalk will remain closed until further notice, when assessments can be made and they are deemed safe to be reopened. Please observe all signage and do not attempt to drive tracks that are obstructed.
North East Region
For queries on road/track closures call our Scottsdale office on (03) 6350 6466.
Memory Road (between Gunns Road and Upper Esk Road) is impassable due to a section of road being washed out and fallen vegetation blocking access. The alternative travel route is from Upper Esk Road onto Telopea Road and then through to Gunns Road (updated 22/10/2008).
Access to Maggs Road will be temporarily restricted for safety reasons due to forestry operations adjacent to the road from January to April 2019. During operational hours there may be short delays for through traffic on Maggs Road (updated 12/12/18).
North West Region
For queries on road/track closures call our Camdale office on (03) 6433 2666.
Black Creek Road
Access through Black Creek Road (off Blythe Road end of Upper Natone) is not available due to the log culvert washing away. An alternative route of travel (not for log trucks) is from Loyetea end to Blythe River (updated 12/09/16).
Mt Bertha Road
Access to Wes Beckett Falls (from Tarkine Drive) is closed from the junction of Sumac Road due to continuing falling trees as a result of bushfire damage. This road will remain closed indefinitely (updated 15/5/2018).
Blackfish Road (at Oldina Reserve, south of Beswick Road Junction) is closed for safety concerns. The gate will remain locked indefinitely (updated 6/12/18).
Hales Road (through Dial Range Penguin) is closed south of the Mount Gnomon car park due to erosion and deep rutting. There are alternative sealed access routes of travel (updated 27/01/12).
Smiths Plains Road
Smiths Plains Road (access to the Winterbrook Falls Walking Track) is closed indefinitely due to a failed log culvert.
For queries on road/track closures call our Derwent Park or Geeveston office (03) 6235 8100 or (03) 6295 7111.
The Styx Road will be closed to all traffic from mid April to the end of June to allow for the replacement of the Styx bridge. There may be impending traffic disruptions. The Styx Road between Roberts Road and Mueller Road (West of Maydena) will be closed for safety reasons from mid January 2019 to June 2019 (updated 21/3/19).
Mueller Road will be closed for approx four months to ensure public safety during forestry operations (updated 17/8/18).
Russel Road is closed northwest of Lonnavale due to damage to the "twin" bridges. An alternate route to the Nevada Peak walking track is available through McDougals Road (off Denison Road) (updated 11/08/17).
The bridge over the Florentine River on Tiger Road is closed due to bridge failure. An alternate route to the west side of the Florentine River is through Eleven Road (updated 16/12/16).
The bridge on Florentine Road which crosses the Florentine River near Wayatinah is closed (updated 07/06/16).
South Weld Road
South Weld Road (past Glovers Bluff turn) is closed due to road damage (updated 01/12/15).
Access to Kermandie Falls has been lengthened by 800 metres. A culvert on Riawunna Road collapsed, causing the shortening of the road (updated 12/12/11). Riawunna Road and Kermandie Walking Track are closed due to hazardous trees caused by the recent bushfires (updated 16/4/19).
Stubbs Road is closed 300m in from the Hopetoun Road junction for approximately two weeks (updated 21/11/18).
Bushfire Road Closures (updated 16/4/19)
- Tiger Road (Access to Lake Rhona via the Tiger Road is closed)
- Clear Hill Road (Closed at the intersection of the Gordon River Road)
- Mueller Road
- Florentine Road
- Styx Road
- Arve Road (West of Hartz Road)
- East Picton Road (Riveaux Road at the Arve Road Intersection)
- West Picton Road
- South Weld Road (at the Weld Bridge)