Main trunk trail at Stromlo closed for cleanup

Released 04/04/2013

All users of the main trunk trail at Stromlo Forest Park are advised that sections of this trail are closed until further notice. Pieces of potential asbestos containing material (ACM) have been found on two  sections of the track.

Immediate clean-up and thorough rehabilitation activities have been initiated in accordance with established ACT Government protocols. The section of the main trunk trail between 'Red Rock' and 'Tall Trees' has been closed and signage installed warning trail users that the track is closed.

Diversion arrows directing people to the 'Luge' have been installed.  These locations can be found on the website map.

This effectively closes off the whole top section of the main trail.  Para webbing is also being installed on the top of the trail where the trail comes close to the Mount Stromlo Road. A blackboard sign has been installed at the bottom of the trail head near the main car park so that users will be notified of the closure at the beginning of their ride.

The track will not re-open until it has been professionally certified as being clear of any potential ACM. This will be done as a priority.

Users of the main trunk trail at Stromlo Forest Park are warned not to ignore signs or disregard the closure of the track.

There is no evidence that other sections of Stromlo Forest Park have been affected and these areas remain open to the public.




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