Upper Murray Bushfire Recovery
Parks Victoria is reconstructing and repairing campgrounds and visitor facilities following major bushfire damage in summer 2019/20. The recovery work is large in scale, particularly at Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park (which was 95% impacted) and Mount Mitta Mitta Regional Park (100% impacted) along with 10 of the 11 campgrounds on the Murray River Reserve incurring damage. A number of 4WD tracks were also damaged in the fires, including the iconic Mt Pinnibar area – these routes are being treated for hazardous trees and surface damage.
What is being delivered
- Campground and visitor amenities in Burrowa Pine Mountain National Park
- Replacement of fences and signage
- Revegetation work
Anticipated reopening Mount Mittamatite (early 2021), Alpine National Park (Mt Pinnibar, Mt Gibbo, Wild Boar Range, Glen Dart etc) in early 2021 along with Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park (staged during 2021).
Recent completed works include
- Removed hazardous trees
- Removed and replaced damaged fences, gates and signage
- Reopened Murray River Reserves
- Reopened 10 of 11 campgrounds in the Upper Murray Reserve
- Reopened the Tom Groggin Track
- Replacement of assets on Mt Mitta Mitta (also known as Mt Mittamatite)
Project duration and key dates
Works commence – mid 2020
Works complete – end 2021
Project funding is still being determined and is dependent upon the type and serviceability of new assets. In some cases asset replacements will be like-for-like, subject to funding.
The Upper Murray region is a picturesque district offering both alpine mountainous terrain and absolute tranquillity along the Murray River. Camp at one of the many sites along the mighty river, go fishing four-wheel driving or take a hike in the picturesque mountains.