Upper Murray Bushfire Recovery

Parks Victoria is treating hazards, re-opening tracks and reconstructing and repairing campgrounds and visitor facilities following major bushfire damage in summer 2019/20.

The recovery work is large in scale, particularly within Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park and the roads and tracks within the Alpine National Park, including the iconic Mt Pinnibar area.

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

 

 

Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park

  • approx. 95% of the park impacted, with the loss of facilities (toilets, tables etc.) at all campgrounds, loss of walking track infrastructure (footbridges etc.) and subsequent track scouring from storms and rain events, loss of signage, significant numbers of burnt and hazardous trees and safety issues due to rock fall on unstable slopes bare of vegetation.

Mount Mitta Mitta Regional Park

  • approx.100% of the park impacted, with the loss of facilities and infrastructure at visitor sites and walking tracks, loss of signage and tracks scoured and eroded by subsequent storms and heavy rain.

Murray River Reserve

  • 3 out of 9 campgrounds impacted and one out of 5 day visitor sites impacted.

Alpine National Park

  • major impacts to roads and tracks, many burnt and hazardous trees, loss of signage and visitor infrastructure at Glen Dart, tracks through the nearby Mount Gibbo and Wild Boar Range Natural Feature and Scenic Reserves were heavily impacted.

 

What is being delivered

 

Mount Mitta Mitta (Mittamatite) Regional Park

  • safety works at visitor sites, in particular treatment of hazardous trees.
  • replacement of signage
  • track reforming, culvert re-establishment and drainage
  • improve carpark at southern end of Mittamatite RP

 

 

 

Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park

  • assessment of infrastructure damage and safety issues continuing
  • planning for facility and signage replacement and upgrade.

     

 

Recent completed works include

 

Murray River Reserve

  • damaged fences replaced
  • tree hazards removed.

 

Alpine National Park

  • works on the Tom Groggin Track, the Murray River ford at Tom Groggin Station and Davies Plain Track
  • hazardous tree treatment works completed in the Mt Anderson and Indi River areas
  • hazardous trees work and reforming of damaged tracks at Mt Pinnibar and Mt Gibbo area.
  • Surveyors Creek area – tree hazard works completed.

Mount Mitta Mitta (Mittamatite) Regional Park

  • Emberys Lookout picnic facilities replaced
  • hazardous tree works along tracks.

Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park

  • hazardous tree works along Pine Mountain tracks.

 

Expected project duration and key dates

  • Mount Mitta Mitta (Mittamatite) Regional Park in early 2021
  • Alpine National Park (Mt Pinnibar, Surveyors Creek areas) in early 2021
  • Mount Gibbo Natural Features and Scenic Reserve in early 2021
  • Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park early 2022. 

 

Project funding

  • Recovery works are funded through a mix of Parks Victoria's operating budget, and work performed under the Working4Victoria program, and insurance.

 

Other information

For more information on what there is to see and do in the Upper Murray region, visit the Alpine National Park, Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park and Mount Mitta Mitta Regional Park pages.

 

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