Short cut to Yanchep National Park remains closed

The short cut from Yanchep Beach Rd to Yanchep National Park has been closed since the Yanchep bushfire on December 11 but the main entrance off Indian Ocean Dr is open. Picture: Anita McInnes

THE old access road off Yanchep Beach Rd used by residents for many years as a short cut to Yanchep National Park has been deemed to be unsafe so it will remain closed for some time.

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attraction’s Parks and Wildlife Service district manager Mark Cugley said the structural integrity of the access road from Yanchep Beach Rd into the park had been deteriorating over several years and was further damaged as a result of the December 11 bushfire.

“It is no longer safe for public to use and requires major work to be repaired and reopened,’’ he said.

“DBCA is considering the best long term option for providing access into park and will complete an investigation into costs and options over the next six to 12 months.

“Accessing the park through the main entrance off Indian Ocean Dr is open and unaffected.

The national park and the businesses operating there – Yanchep Inn, Chocolate Drops, Trees Adventure Yanchep Park and West Coast Heli Scene – are all open for business and keen for residents and tourists to visit.

Some of the western walk trails – the wetland and ghost house trails and a small section of the coastal plain trail remain closed but the other trails are open.

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