The safety of visitors is the highest priority for the Department. We are working towards remediating Bonnie Vale and reopening the campground.
We need to address three key priorities before reopening the campground:
- appropriate actions to remediate areas affected by asbestos
- consideration of environmental issues including the recent coastal erosion
- protection of Aboriginal cultural heritage and potential archaeological materials.
Pedestrian access from Bundeena to Maianbar, across Cabbage Tree Basin, remains open, through a fenced pedestrian access path. Bonnie Vale day picnic area and other facilities remain open.
We will continue to provide updates about this project on this webpage.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) as we work to reopen the Bonnie Vale campground. This project is part of the Improving Access to National Parks program.
Managing old asbestos at Bonnie Vale
We are working with relevant authorities, including the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and NSW Health on this issue. Specialist contractors have been engaged to monitor and assist in the management of asbestos-containing material as fragments emerge from the soil across the site.
We are developing plans to remediate the campground area with ongoing monitoring and inspections as part of this process.