Shane Rattenbury MLA
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today acknowledged the efforts of the ACT Parks and Conservation Service in delivering significant upgrade and repair works to rural roads within Namadgi National Park.
"ACT Parks and Conservation Service in partnership with NSW Parks and Wildlife Service have undertaken extensive rehabilitation and upgrade work on some of the most important access roads in Namadgi National Park," Mr Rattenbury said.
"Recently the two agencies collaborated on the repair of the Coree bog holes on Two Sticks Road along the border with NSW and ACT. Three years of planning was undertaken to ensure minimal impact to the heritage and conservation values of the surrounding Namadgi National Park area.
"The upgrade and repair ensures improved and safe access to the Mount Coree fire tower and adjacent fire trails."
Mr Rattenbury said that the works on Two Sticks Road complemented the recent upgrade to Mount Franklin Road which can now accommodate heavy vehicles and fire fighting equipment in the event of an emergency.
"ACT Parks and Conservation Service has also been busy repairing assets damaged in recent weather events.
"Since March 2012 over 110 roads have been returned to operational condition by crews battling some of the worst conditions in the most remote areas of the ACT; including Mount Clear Range, Mount Ginini and the Upper Corin.
"These improvements ensure that the road network across Namadgi is more easily accessible for crews in the case of bushfires and search and rescue operations," Mr Rattenbury said.