Hanmer Springs Severe Weather Closure Protocol

From time to time severe weather conditions such as high winds, heavy snow fall and heavy rain may threaten the safety of the public if they access council reserves and recreational tracks. The main threats include falling trees and branches in high winds and heavy snow, and flooding during heavy rain fall. During such severe weather events, in the interest of public safety the council may close a reserve or walking track for a period of time until it is deemed safe for the public to re-enter. The Protocol for the Temporary Closure of Hanmer Springs Reserves and Track Network During Severe Weather Conditions was developed to outline the processes and procedures that would occur for these closures to occur.

The reserves that would be affected by closure during severe weather events have been identified by high use areas with a large number of trees, and presence of waterways. The following reserves may be affected by temporary closure during a severe weather event.