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New lease of life for original lighthouse vents

15/05/2018

As part of the ongoing conservation of the Cape Bruny and Maatsuyker Island lighthouses, a team effort has been underway to restore the original bronze vents from the lighthouses' lantern rooms.More

Record visitor numbers at Highfield Historic Site

09/05/2018

Visitation numbers at Highfield Historic Site in Stanley have reached a record high, with 12,535 people visiting in the 12 months ending March 2018.More

Cradle Mountain shuttle bus tender awarded

08/05/2018

A new bus fleet featuring environmentally friendly technology and vehicles with improved accessibility and increased capacity will help to meet increasing visitor numbers following the awarding of the tender to McDermott Coaches.More

Roberts Point Marine Conservation Area

The Roberts Point Marine Conservation Area occupies 138.6 hectares in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel surrounding Roberts Point on the western side of North Bruny Island.

Roberts Point Marine Conservation Area

The reserve area is subject to strong currents and low ambient light levels, providing habitat for a range of sediment communities and a vast array of invertebrate life not commonly found elsewhere. The area includes unusual sheltered deep reef habitat subjected to strong tidal currents, and a very localised black cowrie population. The area also provides a refuge for benthic faunal communities that have declined elsewhere in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel.

The area was proclaimed a conservation area under the Nature Conservation Act 2002 on 9 December 2009. This reserve class provides for the protection and maintenance of the natural and cultural values of the area and the sustainable use of natural resources. 

Fishing is permitted in the reserve. Rules and regulations relating to recreational fishing in Tasmania can be found in the Recreational Sea Fishing Guide.