To ensure the safety of locals and visitors, roads to Pound Bend Reserve (Warrandyte State Park) will be closed on days of extreme and catastrophic fire danger ratings.
On extreme days Parks Victoria closes Pound Bend Reserve, Jumping Creek Reserve, Koornong Reserve and Norman Reserve. On Catastrophic days, Parks Victoria closes the entire Warrandyte State Park.
To support these safety measures, on extreme and catastrophic fire danger days a soft closure will be in place for access roads to Pound Bend, including Taroona Avenue, Everard Drive and Pound Bend Road. Parking will also be unavailable at 90 to 92 Pound Road during these times.
The decision to close the roads was made by the Manningham Municipal Fire Management Planning Committee, the peak planning body for fire management in Manningham.
The Committee includes representatives from Manningham Council, Victoria Police, Forest Fire Management Victoria, Country Fire Authority, Fire and Rescue Victoria.
What you need to know
The soft road closures will only take place on "extreme" or "catastrophic" Fire Danger Rating days. We expect these closures to take place between two and ten times over the warmer months.
Which roads will be closed?
Access roads to Pound Bend will be closed, including:
- Taroona Avenue
- Everard Drive
- Pound Bend Road (parking will also be unavailable at 90 and 92 Pound Road during these times)
How will I know the roads are closed?
- Temporary signs will be placed on the roads to indicate they are closed.
- The signs will be placed in the most visible way possible.
- Parking fines will be issued to motorists that park illegally.
Always check the Fire Danger Ratings before heading out.
Where can I see the Fire Danger Ratings?
Warrandyte falls within the Central Fire District. The best ways you can check the Fire Danger Ratings for the Central Fire District is by:
- Downloading the Vic Emergency App.
- Calling the Vic Emergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 or visit www.emergency.vic.gov.au.
- Checking The CFA Website.
- Keeping an eye out for our roadside automated and manual signs in Warrandyte
Make sure you know the Fire Danger Ratings and when to act. Download the Fire Danger Rating system factsheet for more information.
What if I live locally?
If you live nearby then you and your visitors will be able to use the roads to access your property.
Is there somewhere else nearby I can swim?
If you normally head down to Pound Bend on warm days and need to find an alternative place to swim then we encourage you to visit Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre, 129-153 Williamsons Road, Templestowe Lower. Aquarena is only a 15 minute drive from Warrandyte State Park Pound Bend Reserve and has an outdoor swimming pool.
If you have any questions or concerns about these road closures, please contact our Strategic Fire Management Officer on 9840 9333 or email email@example.com.