Red tracks closed for rehab

By Kirra Livingstone

REHABILITATION works on the Big Red and Little Red tracks in the Twins Logging Area is expected to be completed by May 24 by HQ Plantations (HQP), to reinstate safe access to fire trails. A HQP spokesperson said the rehabilitation will address soil erosion, the effects of site runoff on catchment water quality, and to provide access for fire protection and forest operations.
“Access for fire management is particularly compromised by damaged tracks and can prevent firefighting resources from being able to rapidly and safely access wildfires to extinguish them,” they said.
The spokesperson added the condition of the tracks has deteriorated in the last few years due to recent heavy rainfall and intensive 4WD recreation.
HQP advises against driving on these tracks.