IMPORTANT - Reserve Closures.

Posted by Paul Jennings on February 6, 2019 at 12:45 PM

IMPORTANT - Reserve Closures. Basically - every trail is shut until further notice.

From Nelson City Council:

To support the emergency response to the fire near Wakefield, Nelson City Council is temporarily closing public access to all of the following reserves and tracks:

· Dun Mountain Trail

· Grampians Reserve

· Maitai Water Reserve (this is all Peaking/629/Sunrise Ridge/Crankenstein/Mutleys etc)

· Roding Water Reserve

· Marsden Valley Reserve

· Venner Reserve

· Brook Conservation Reserve

The key risk is around the safety of people being caught should a fire break out. With the extreme dry conditions, prevailing winds, slope and nature of the vegetation, a fire would spread uphill extremely quickly, making evacuation difficult.

These measures reduce the risk of needing to divert resources away from the current fire emergency in Tasman.

Please stay out of these reserves for your own safety. Council will advise when it is considered safe to access these areas again.

If you see signs of smoke or fire in any reserves please call 111 immediately.