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Stu Scott just got a text from Justin, the owner of the farm at Sand River. He was pretty concerned that people were still climbing at Sand River this weekend, and he asked that 1. No one to climb or be on his land (which is the Panopticon South as well as his farm), and 2. no one to come near his house eg in the case of emergency, which has happened before.
I think from that anyone thinking of climbing out there should think again, at the risk of damaging long term relationships with the locals.

Forestry land is closed as of 30/3. This includes Sand River.

https://www.sttas.com.au/using-our-forests/stt-covid-19-response

In the interest of public safety, Sustainable Timber Tasmania will close all recreational areas including picnic and camping grounds from 5pm AEST Friday 27 March 2020 until further notice.

In addition, gates on Permanent Timber Production Zone land accessing these areas will be closed from Monday 30 March 2020.

Sustainable Timber Tasmania will notify the public when these closures will be lifted.

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  1. And Cascade Brewery have closed all their land to walkers and riders from today inc. the Cascade Track.