Just a quick update from the Omeo part of the world.   

Kellys Road and JP Gap Track have been repaired and have now been reopened.   

The Yarra Valley guys attempted to get through Cobberas Track but it has now eroded and deteriorated to a state where it has become unsafe and is now impassible. MacFarlanes Flat Track and Ingeegoodbee Track are in the same condition.  

At the moment these three tracks are closed to all vehicles, and it could be quite some time before we can find the funding source and be able to complete the necessary values checks etc before these tracks can hopefully be repaired and reopened.   

Unfortunately at this stage, it seems the 3 tracks are unlikely to be reopened in the next 12 months and it is difficult to estimate a time frame for reopening. I understand this is likely to be a source of frustration for many 4WD enthusiasts who have enjoyed the challenges of these double black diamond tracks in the past.   

I’ll keep you posted on any developments from our neck of the woods.   

Kind regards,  

Jarrod Bowd

Ranger Team Leader, Omeo & Buchan Valley

Parks Victoria

Shire Building, Day Avenue, Omeo VIC 3898