Keep yourself and emergency services safe - avoid closed areas

Published on 13 January 2023

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As we continue to recover from the October 2022 Floods, there are still some areas across Murrindindi Shire that are closed to the public due to unsafe conditions. Examples of unsafe areas include Breakaway Bridge in Acheron and the Wetlands in Yea (Yea Wetlands Discovery Centre remains open).
For your safety, fences and signage have been placed to prevent public access. We have noticed people ignoring these warnings and entering dangerous areas. We acknowledge that most people are doing the right thing but would like to remind everyone of the dangers of entering closed off areas.
Changed conditions due to the recent floods, could mean damage to the integrity of riverbanks, logs, branches and other debris lying beneath the surface of our waterways, or increased risk of illness due to stagnant flood water and bacterial diseases.
For your safety and the safety of emergency services, please avoid impacted or closed areas. Council and public authorities will be increasing surveillance in high-risk areas and people who ignore signage and safety fences risk receiving an on-the-spot fine.
A number of National Parks, State Forests and Reserves within Murrindindi Shire are also closed or have restrictions in place for camping or visiting.
For latest information from Parks Victoria please see:
For more information on restrictions in State Forests visit Forest and road closures visit the Forest Fire Management Victoria website or call the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) on 136 186.
Where closures are not in place, remain cautious of changing weather conditions and the impact these can have on tracks, roads, river crossings and trees.
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