- Park closures in place across Perth metropolitan area and surrounds due to severe fire danger
- Campers and travellers throughout the State urged to keep up to date on alerts in place
With severe fire weather conditions forecast across much of the State over the coming days, people camping or visiting WA's national parks and attractions are being reminded to remain vigilant and prepare for bushfires.
The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions' Parks and Wildlife Service has closed a number of national and regional parks near the Perth metropolitan area due to the severe fire danger posed.
The following national and regional parks have been closed:
- Serpentine National Park until 8:30am Sunday January 10
- Walyunga National Park until 8am Sunday January 10
- John Forrest National Park until 8:30am Sunday January 10
- Avon Valley National Park until midday Monday January 11
- Mundy Regional Park until 8:30am Sunday January 10
- Wungong Regional Park until 8:30am Sunday January 10
- The Goat Farm mountain bike park until 8:30am Sunday January 10
- Pinjar and Gnangara off-road vehicle areas until 8am Monday January 11
- Hoffman Mill located in the Shire of Harvey is closed until further notice
There may be further park closures depending on weather and fire conditions.
Information on the bushfires and park closures can be found at http://www.emergency.wa.gov.au
Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:
"Ordinarily, we are lucky to have access to so many beautiful national parks, but during bushfire season visitors must be informed of the risks posed by accessing these areas.
"Stay informed and up to date by visiting the Emergency WA website, tuning into ABC Radio, visit the Bureau of Meteorology's website for the latest weather information and listen to advice from Parks and Wildlife Staff.
"Campers are also encouraged to be alert to any changes in conditions and to follow directions from park staff or emergency services."