Royal National Park

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Lady Wakehurst Drive closure during maintenance work

MOTORISTS are advised of the closure of Lady Wakehurst Drive between McKell Avenue and Otford lookout for maintenance work next week. Work will include general maintenance, guardrail repairs, trimming vegetation and clearing gutters and drains to improve safety. The road will be closed in both directions between 8am and 3pm, from Tuesday November 8 to … Continue reading

Environmental groups call for action after another coal sludge spill in Helensburgh’s Camp Creek

CONSERVATION groups are calling on immediate action to stop repeated pollution incidents in Australia’s oldest national park after another coal waste spill in Camp Creek near Helensburgh last month. National Parks Association (NPA) CEO Gary Dunnett said the Hacking River, which runs through the heart of Royal National Park, has been impacted by yet another … Continue reading

Otford road closed to allow general maintenance

MOTORISTS are advised of the closure of Lady Wakehurst Drive next week, between McKell Avenue and Otford lookout for maintenance work. The road will be closed in both directions between 8am and 3pm from Tuesday, August 9 to Thursday, August 11, weather permitting. Work will include general maintenance, guardrail repairs, trimming vegetation and clearing gutters … Continue reading

Volunteer surf life savers recognised for their courageous Garie Beach rescue

TWO Garie Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) volunteers have been presented with a NSW Government Community Service award for the courageous rescue of four girls on Australia Day 2022. An hour after a long day patrolling the Royal National Park beach, Paul Cootes and Jessika Hay were sitting on the balcony of Garie Surf Club … Continue reading

Otford road will be closed for maintenance work

MOTORISTS are advised of the closure of Lady Wakehurst Drive between McKell Avenue and Otford Lookout for maintenance work next week. Work will include general maintenance, guardrail repairs, trimming vegetation and clearing gutters and drains to improve safety for motorists. Detours will be in place via McKell Avenue, the M1 Princes Motorway and Lawrence Hargrave … Continue reading

Plan to re-introduce platypuses into the rivers of the Royal National Park

PLANS are underway to re-introduce platypuses to the rivers of the Royal National Park. Researchers from University of NSW Sydney have confirmed the likely disappearance of platypuses from the Royal National Park, based on results of recent environmental DNA (eDNA). The eDNA surveys – which use DNA found in water samples to paint a picture … Continue reading

Detours in place for Otford road closure

MOTORISTS are advised of the closure of Lady Wakehurst Drive between McKell Avenue and Otford Lookout next week for maintenance work to be carried out. The road will be closed in both directions between 8am and 3pm from Tuesday, August 31 to Thursday, September 2, weather permitting. Work will include general maintenance, guardrail repairs, trimming … Continue reading

Deer control program rids Royal of another 90 feral pests during June

THE ongoing deer control program in the Royal National Park has removed an additional 90 of the feral pests from remote areas through a targeted aerial control operation last month. The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Area Manager Brendon Neilly said the June aerial shooting program conducted in the Royal National Park was the … Continue reading

Missing man may be in Royal National Park

POLICE are appealing for public assistance to find a man reported missing from Sydney’s south, who they believe may be in the Royal National Park. Craig Bonus, aged 53, was last seen last Thursday (13 May 2021) in Engadine and hasn’t been seen since. Craig is described as being of Caucasian appearance, with a medium … Continue reading

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

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