Reserve closures due to Pigeon Valley fire
To support the emergency response to the fire near Wakefield, Nelson City Council is temporarily closing public access to all of the following reserves and tracks:
- Dun Mountain Trail
- Grampians Reserve
- Maitai Water Reserve
- Roding Water Reserve
- Marsden Valley Reserve
- Venner Reserve
- Brook Conservation Reserve
The key risk is around the safety of people being caught should a fire break out. With the extreme dry conditions, prevailing winds, slope and nature of the vegetation, a fire would spread uphill extremely quickly, making evacuation difficult.
These measures reduce the risk of needing to divert resources away from the current fire emergency in Tasman.
Please stay out of these reserves for your own safety. Council will advise when it is considered safe to access these areas again.
For your information, Codgers Trails wihin the Tantragee Reserve remains open e.g. the Dun Trail from the Brook to Tantragee Saddle, P51, Firball from Middle Rd, Crazy Horse, Whanake, Tumeke, Gully etc).
If you see signs of smoke or fire in any reserves please call 111 immediately.