Over the last 6 months, access to this area has been restricted due to a number of successive serious safety concerns; low water levels, then fire and flood and most recently COVID-19.
Shoalhaven City Council is taking an informed, risk-based and balanced approach in determining the access to Danjera Dam.
The most serious safety concern at Danjera Dam is the continued closure of the adjoining parts of Morton National Park. The Park remains closed due to impacts of the bushfires.
Council understands that many users are eagerly waiting for access to be reinstated, but the risk posed by bushfire impacts in the adjoining National Park areas are deemed to be too great a risk to the safety of users and therefore the road into Danjera Dam will remain closed until further advised.
We ask that members of the community abide by the road closure signs. Please do not place yourself in harm’s way by venturing into these closed areas. Council Rangers continue patrols of the area and are issuing on the spot infringement notices to those found in the camping grounds for not adhering to road closure signs.
Council will continue to liaise with National Parks and Wildlife Service about the ongoing risk assessment of Morton National Park at Yalwal.
Although Yalwal Campground remains closed, there are plenty of other places to pitch a tent or park the van.
Please be aware that parts of our beautiful region remain impacted by the bushfires and will take time to recover. Some forest areas you may have liked to visit might be closed, so please check with NSW National Parks and State Forests before you visit. Our advice is to plan ahead and book your stay before you arrive, so you don't end up camping where you are not allowed, Council rangers regularly patrol beaches and camping grounds.