Released 06/01/2023

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise that, due to recent heavy rainfall, the western side of Casuarina Sands car park and vehicle access road is closed until further notice.

Acting Executive Branch Manager for ACT Parks and Conservation Service Stu Jeffress said that recent rainfall has left the road unsafe for vehicles.

“Casuarina Sands remains open to pedestrians, however we ask that all vehicles use alternative parking options for the time being,” Mr Jeffress said.

“We have crews investigating the road and we are working hard to have the main car park re-opened as soon as possible. Signs and barriers are in place to inform visitors of the road closure.

“Limited alternative parking is available at the eastern end of the Casuarina Sands car park. Visitors can continue to access the nearby Cotter Avenue and Cotter Bend picnic areas.

“As the weather warms up for summer after long periods of rain and cooler temperatures, we know Canberrans are keen to get back out to our local waterways for a swim. If you were planning to head out to Casuarina Sands this weekend, you may want to take the opportunity to check out some other local riverside swimming spots as well.”

Other options for swimming this weekend may include:

  • Cotter Bend
  • Cotter Avenue
  • Uriarra Crossing
  • Kambah Pool
  • Pine Island

Find out more about swimming spots and local reserves on the  ACT Parks website.

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