Mount Buffalo National Park bushfire recovery

Parks Victoria is completing final bushfire recovery works throughout Mt Buffalo National Park following major bushfire damage in summer 2019/20.

The recovery work includes repairs to visitor assets around the Horn, Rocky Creek and Cresta Valley particularly walking tracks and bridges.  

All of the park is currently open to visitors, except two walking tracks in the south of the park that were severely impacted – Dicksons Falls and Back Wall tracks. Priority work is underway to replace damaged bridges, destroyed by the fire. Without these bridges in place the delicate and important peat lands would be further damaged. 

For information about biodiversity impacts and other bushfire recovery projects, visit our Bushfire Recovery landing page

What is being delivered

  • Replacement of bridges
  • Repair to walking tracks, including drainage, re-alignment and steps
  • Post winter repair of damage from debris flows and scouring
  • Replacement of directional and interpretive signage
  • Cultural heritage assessments undertaken by Traditional Owners, Taungurung Land and Water Council.

Recent works

  • Building materials to replace damaged bridges have been transported out on site via snow vehicles and helicopters in readiness for the work to be completed this summer with the assistance of the crew of four new Fire Recovery Rangers. 
  • Bridge replacement expected to be completed in Spring 2021.

Project funding

Recovery works covered by insurance funds

Other information

For more information on what there is to see and do, visit the Mt Buffalo National Park page. 
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