Relocating the Mungo Brush Road

Myall Lakes National Park - final update December 2019

A $6.1 million infrastructure project in Myall Lakes National Park was opened following the relocation of part of Mungo Brush Road and upgrade of Dark Point carpark.

Date
12 December 2019
Publisher
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Type
Publication, Newsletter
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ID EES20190695
  • File PDF 691KB
  • Pages 2
  • Name relocating-mungo-brush-road-190695.pdf

Mungo Brush Road is the main vehicle access for visitors, commercial fishers, tourism operators, emergency services and the local community to the south eastern section of Myall Lakes National Park, linking the townships of Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest and Bulahdelah.

A 3.2 kilometre stretch of Mungo Brush Road was relocated due to constant westward shifting of Dark Point sand dune.

The previous road ran alongside Dark Point Dunes, a 250-hectare mobile sand dune complex with cultural significance to the Worimi people. Each year this expansive dune spreads 3.3 to 5.9 metres in a westward direction.

The new sealed, dual lane road runs west of the former Mungo Brush Road. Mungo Brush Road links southern Myall Lakes National Park with Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest and Bulahdelah.

The old section of road has been rehabilitated back into the National Park. The re-establishment of the roadside vegetation will continue with landscaping maintenance works into 2020.