Mungo Brush Road is the main vehicle access for visitors, commercial fishers, tourism operators, emergency services and the local community to the south-east section of Myall Lakes National Park, linking the townships of Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest and Bulahdelah.
The new road is located west of 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 without action, was predicted to impact the original road in 2018, making it impassable to vehicles.
Action taken by National Parks and Wildlife Service resulted in relocating the road inland from the Dark Point Dunes as 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 the 3.2-kilometre section of road commenced in May 2019 and was completed in early December 2019.
Myall Lakes National Park remained open during the work including access to campgrounds, boat ramps, Bombah Point Ferry and the NRMA Myall Shores Holiday Park.
Visitors were advised that travel on Mungo Brush Road may be reduced to one lane only as required, between May and December 2019.
To allow for the safe completion of the work, the Dark Point precinct and Sandy Point 4WD carpark was 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 and will reopen once rehabilitation works are completed.