Jim Nutter, Main Arm
Some properties in the hills are obliged to construct and maintain all-weather roads between them and their neighbours to fulfil fire safety conditions for a DA application.
In the light of this, the Wilsons Creek bottleneck and a threatening fire season, it might save a few lives if North Rocks Road and access to the Doon Doon valley were restored.
If the Mullum access were blocked, for whatever reason, I should think a couple of escape routes would be welcomed by how many people?
In the aftermath of a disaster, like the Victorian fires, keeping them closed might be judged as gross negligence, not unlike running a nightclub with the fire escape doors locked.