Mount Buffalo and Alpine National parks Bushfire Recovery
Parks Victoria is undertaking vital bushfire recovery works throughout Mt Buffalo National Park following major bushfire damage in summer 2019/20. The recovery work includes repairs to visitor assets around the Horn, Rocky Creek and Cresta Valley particularly walking tracks and bridges.
The recovery work includes repairs to visitor assets around the Horn, Rocky Creek and Cresta Valley particularly walking tracks and bridges.
All of the park is currently open to visitors, except two walking tracks in the south of the park that were severely impacted – Dicksons Falls and Back Wall tracks. Priority work is underway to replace damaged bridges, destroyed by the fire. Without these bridges in place the delicate and important peat lands would be further damaged.
What is being delivered
- Replacement of bridges
- Repair to walking tracks, including drainage, alignment and steps
- Post winter repair of damage from debris flows and scouring
- Replacement of directional and interpretive signage
- Cultural heritage assessments undertaken by Traditional Owners, Taungurung Land and Water Council
Recent completed works include
- Removed hazardous trees
- Removed burnt infrastructure including signage and bridges
- Reopened Lake Catani campground
Expected project duration and key dates
Works commence – mid 2020 (some work commenced in late January/early February. American and Canadian crews assisted with track clearing and hazardous tree management).
Works complete – mid 2021
Recovery works covered by insurance funds