4WDs stopped from accessing beach
DAMAGE to the 4WD beach access through Richmond River Nature Reserve at South Ballina over the recent school holidays has forced the track to be closed temporarily for urgent repairs on Friday.
National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) ranger, Holly North, said weather permitting beach access would be closed to vehicles from 9am to 3pm on Friday.
“The pedestrian access will remain open throughout the day,” Ms North said.
“Beach users should take care while heavy machinery is operating in the beach access area.”
“Drivers are reminded the beach is shared with other beach users and wildlife and that a 30 kilometre per hour speed limit applies on the beach,” Ms North said.
“We are urging all drivers to take care and slow down as unfortunately many travel too fast along the beach and especially when using the beach access.
“The high volume of traffic experienced over the recent holidays hitting the access ramp at speed has lead to the significant damage that now needs repair.
“Simply travelling 10 kilometres per hour when using the beach access tracks is safer for you, pedestrians and the wildlife.
“If we all work together we can avoid inconvenience, time and money it takes to fix this type of unnecessary damage.”
For further details please contact the NPWS office at Alstonville on 6627 0200.