Permanent access to parts of Blowering Dam's western foreshore may be on the horizon within the next couple of months.
The area has been closed to the public since the Dunns Road bushfire ravaged the region after it began in late December 2019.
Foresty Corporation's Snowy regional manager Dean Anderson said they had temporarily ceased salvage operations in the state forests over the Easter long weekend to allow public access to the area for the popular holiday period.
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But, there was still a considerable amount of work to be done in the area to clear the burnt timber from the 2019-20 bushfires and repairing the roads damaged by the blaze.
"The general area remains unsafe with dead trees and washed out roads and while the weather is still good, we need to salvage as much of the burnt timber as possible and progress the road repairs so we can open up more permanently as soon as possible," Mr Anderson said.
"Works have been slower than we would like, having been hampered by wet weather and the sheer scale of the rehabilitation works needed and the task of salvaging about 2.4 million tonnes of timber.
"At the moment we have two contractors working on roads in the southern section and one harvesting crew working on the steep slopes above where we opened up for camping."
Mr Anderson said they hope to have a more permanent solution for public access to the foreshore area that was opened up over Easter in the next couple of months.
He added they really appreciated everyone's patience and cooperation over Easter.
"It was terrific to be able to welcome people back to the area for the popular holiday and we ask that everyone follows the signs and stays out of the closed area again so we can get the roads repaired and burnt timber out," Mr Anderson said.
"The main concern we had was the speed some people were travelling on these steep gravel forest roads and we ask that people do not exceed 60 km/h on gravel forest roads in any State forests they may be visiting."
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