Royal National Park

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Lady Wakehurst Drive closed for maintenance work next week

MOTORISTS are advised of the closure of Lady Wakehurst Drive next week, between McKell Avenue at Waterfall and Otford Lookout, for maintenance work. Maintenance work will be carried out, including general maintenance, guardrail repairs, vegetation trimming and clearing gutters and drains to improve safety for motorists. Detours will be in place via McKell Avenue, the … Continue reading

Teen allegedly clocked driving through Royal National Park at over 135kmh

A TEENAGE driver has been fined $2,520 and lost six demerit points after allegedly being caught speeding in the Royal National Park. About 5pm yesterday (Wednesday February 3), a black Ford Focus was travelling along Sir Bertram Stevens Drive, Royal National Park, allegedly travelling up to 138kmh in a sign-posted 80kmh zone. Officers attached to … Continue reading

Lady Wakehurst Drive to close for maintenance work

MOTORISTS are advised by Transport for NSW of the closure of Lady Wakehurst Drive between Otford and Waterfall next week. The road will be closed in both directions from Otford Road to McKell Avenue between 8am and 3pm from Wednesday November 4 to Friday November 6, weather permitting. Maintenance work includes general maintenance, trimming vegetation and clearing gutters … Continue reading

Royal National Park driver’s number plates confiscated

A DRIVER has had his licence suspended and number plates confiscated after being caught allegedly travelling nearly twice the speed limit in the Royal National Park. About 2pm on Monday (August 24), officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were conducting speed enforcement duties on Lady Wakehurst Drive, when they detected a Toyota 86 … Continue reading

Teen killed in Royal National Park car crash this afternoon

A TEENAGE passenger has been killed after the vehicle in which he was travelling crashed into a tree at Lilyvale, near Helensburgh early this afternoon. A police investigation is underway following the fatal single-vehicle crash in the Royal National Park. Emergency services were called to Lady Wakehurst Drive about 1.45pm today (Saturday), following reports a … Continue reading

Looking Back history feature: The Blue Hole Surf Club

Originally posted on Looking Back:
In the 1940s a surf club was formed at Era with their rescue boat christianed after the original Blue Hole boat. The members of the surf club included Peter Howe (front left) and Tony Piccinelli (front right). By MICK ROBERTS © HIDDEN, secretly perched overlooking the ocean in the Royal National Park,…

Madden’s Plain fire extinguished

INQUIRIES are underway after fires broke out in the Royal National Park on Saturday night. Emergency services were called to Bottle Forest Road at Heathcote about 7.20pm on Saturday after up to six small fires were spotted in bushland. Police were assisted by the Dog Unit and police airwing, Polair, while Rural Fire Services crews … Continue reading

Appeal after Royal National Park fires

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a bushfire in the Royal National Park earlier this month. emergency services responded to a fire near the shores of South West Arm in the Royal National Park about 11am on Saturday August 17. The fire was extinguished by NSW Rural Fire Service on Tuesday August 20, and a … Continue reading

Emergency services radio boost between Stanwell Tops and Garrawarra

CRITICAL communications for emergency services has been boosted with the instalment of a new government radio network site to improve coverage in rugged bushland between Stanwell Tops and Waterfall. NSW Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said the site at the Garrawarra Centre, Waterfall was critical to community safety by in-filling coverage spots in the … Continue reading

Body pulled from surf in Royal National Park

A BODY has been pulled from the water at Little Marley Beach, in the Royal National Park, this morning. Emergency services were called about 10.50am today (Tuesday), after a man was seen floating in the water. He was winched by helicopter however paramedics were unable to revive him, and he died at the scene. A … Continue reading