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Latest news: Orroral Valley Bushfires

ACT Government replaces fire-damaged heritage huts in Namadgi

Two new huts in Namadgi National Park will replace heritage-listed stockman huts destroyed during the 2020 Orroral Valley bushfire.

ACT’s Orroral Valley reopens on the weekend

Canberrans will be able to reconnect with some favourite nature spots when Namadgi National Park’s Orroral Valley reopens on Saturday.

Inquiry into Orroral Valley bushfire delayed again

A coronial inquiry into one of the devastating Black Summer bushfires has been postponed again to accommodate some participants' changed availability.

$6 million to help ACT parks recover from 2020 bushfires

A $6 million grant from the Commonwealth will help the ACT government to improve parks, walkways, and infrastructure damaged in 2020.

Orroral Valley bushfire inquest told army helicopter started blaze

Two army personnel in charge of a helicopter that started Canberra's 2020 Orroral Valley bushfire have given evidence to an inquest at the ACT Coroners Court.

Most of Namadgi reopens this weekend

Most areas of Namadgi National Park that have been closed due to bushfire damage sustained in January 2020 re-open today (Friday 9 April), well ahead of the original timeline, the ACT Government announced.

Volunteers weed for bushfire recovery

A group of local volunteers joined forces with ACT Parks in Namadgi National Park over the weekend, working to help restore the land following the Orroral Valley bushfires last summer.

Concern historic huts burnt in fires won’t be rebuilt

Canberra based volunteers of the Kosciuszko Huts Association (KHA) are concerned history “will slip through our fingers” because of the inability to rebuild historic huts destroyed in the 2020 Orroral Valley Bushfires.