Dam track closure to the public except for the emergency track access
We have made the decision that the Dam site and track are closed to the public due to concerns about our responsibility under the Health and Safety Act of 2015, as from September 26, 2022. This means that only the portion of the track that is being used by the Emergency track under DOC’s request is available to walk to experience the amazing heritage forest. We find this a hard decision as we have such an amazing area of Heritage Forest but liability falls back on us and the Deborah Charitable Trust is anything untoward happens. Signage is being changed to reflect the change. .Pest control work will still go on monthly.
Many have taken the opportunity to view the overflowing spillway and enjoy the opportunity to see creeks flowing , heard bird sounds, found the variety of native trees and plants amazing so there’s many a memory that has been made with photos included.
You can be thankful with us that this piece of Heritage Forest has been preserved and protected for years to come.
David and Kathleen Campbell, trustees of The Gate.