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Stapylton Campground - Closure Update
Access T CliffCare
11:16:50 AM
Hi All, (please see next post 11/1/13 for new update on full assessment closure)

For those planning to camp at Stapylton over the break and in the near future, please take note of some change of conditions as noted below. You can access the map noted on the CliffCare site here

Stapylton Campground has been partially closed as a precautionary measure due to small pieces of cement sheeting containing asbestos being found. The closure is on initial advice from soil contaminant experts. As asbestos is involved, the closure will remain in place until a further assessment can be undertaken by the experts, early in the new year. This assessment will then inform a longer term management of the issue.The section containing the small pieces of sheeting has been temporarily fenced off and the rest of the campground is still accessible. The advice is that in its present state, the sheeting is stable and poses little risk to the rest of the campground.

These remains of asbestos sheeting are from an old house that used to be on the site. The house was demolished and the sheeting containing asbestos was removed under the guidelines at the time for handling asbestos. While the majority of the demolition material was removed there was the risk that residual pieces would resurface over time.
Please follow the warning signs and don’t camp or enter the closed off area. The link to the map showing the area affected can be accessed here.

I will keep you updated on progress with the assessment. Other campgrounds you can access in the area are:
• Troopers Creek – Approx 16km away
• Plantation Campground – Approx 32 km way
• Smiths Mill Campground – Approx 38 km away
• Bush camping sites are also available on Coppermine Track, North of Troopers Creek Campground, opposite Golton Gorge Picnic area on Golton South Track.

PLEASE NOTE: No fires are permitted in bush camps and no facilities are provided (no toilets, picnic tables, no water).

Access T CliffCare
3:04:09 PM
Hi All,

As Kieran noted*, Stapylton Campground will be closed from 14/1/13 - 16/1/13. A little info explaining more below.

Following on from the partial closure of Stapylton Campground on the 24th December 2012, the follow up full assessment will now take place by soil contamination experts. As a result, the whole of Stapylton Campground will be closed from Monday 14th January – Wednesday 16th January.
For those unaware, the partial closure was due to small pieces of cement sheeting containing asbestos sheeting being found,(please read original post above) The current advice is that the sheeting poses little risk to the rest of the campground. So that public safety can be assured however, the complete closure while the full assessment is undertaken, is a necessary precaution.

This assessment is to inform future management of the site. The partial closure of the affected area will still be in place after the 16th January until further notice.

This means that there will be limited camping spots available so when making your plans in the future, take this into account. Alternate campgrounds are:

• Troopers Creek – Approx 16km away
• Plantation Campground – Approx 32 km away
• Smiths Mill Campground – Approx 38 km away


[*Edit by Moderator: Link to parallel thread with a contact ph number within it is; ]

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