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.
The road currently adjoins the Dark Point Dunes, a 250 hectare Aboriginal culturally significant mobile sand dune complex, that extends south for 5.5 kilometres in Myall Lakes National Park.
The highly mobile Dark Point dune sheet is moving inland at a rate of 3.3 to 5.9 metres per year and is predicted to pass onto or over the road, making it impassable to vehicles.
Relocating the road inland from the Dark Point Dunes is the best option for ensuring the popular road remains open for visitors, and that the culturally significant Dark Point Aboriginal Place is protected.
About the work
Construction of new 3.2km section of road will commence in May 2019 and be completed by December 2019, weather permitting.
Myall Lakes National Park will remain open during the work including access to camp grounds, boat ramps, Bombah Point Ferry and the NRMA Myall Shores Holiday Park.
Visitors are advised that travel on Mungo Brush Road may be reduced to one lane only as required, between May and December 2019. Motorists should expect minor delays and changed traffic conditions.
To allow for the safe completion of the work, the Dark Point precinct and Sandy Point 4WD carpark will be temporarily closed, as required.
The Mungo Walking Track between Robinsons Crossing and Duck Hole Fire Trail will be closed for the duration of the work.