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Upgrade for Wineglass Bay Track

15/05/2017

Freycinet is the State's most visited national park, with 286,000 visitors in 2016, with about 34 per cent of visitors to Freycinet walking to the Wineglass Bay beach.More

New ecotourism experience at Narawntapu

15/05/2017

Tasmania's parks and reserves are extraordinary and the Hodgman Liberal Government's Expression of Interest (EOI) process is allowing the world to experience it through sensitive and appropriate developments in our national parks and World Heritage areas.More

International award for Three Capes Track

12/05/2017

The Three Capes Track has been recognized internationally, with the experience winning the International Planning and Design Award by American Trails at the International Trails Symposium in Dayton, Ohio.More

Reducing the risk of flood debris beach fires

27/01/2017

PWS North-West operations manager, Brendon Clark, said the burn was in response to a number of recent illegal fires at the beach, where there was a signficant amount of timber debris from the floods last year.


"It's been a cooperative effort by concerned stakeholders such as the Central Coast Council, TFS and our fire management staff. The council provided the machinery to move the timber into piles suitable for burning, where they were assisted by Green Army participants. The burn was undertaken by PWS and TFS," Mr Clark said.


Mr Clark said the flood debris in itself is not an issue, but illegal beach fires adjacent to coastal vegeation have the potential to impact on nearby communities in certain conditions.


"We're now in a fire permit period and the risks associated with the summer bushfire season are increasing, so removing this fuel also reduces the number of call-outs that impact on TFS and PWS resources.


"We would also ask the cooperation of the community in recognising the risk of lighting fires near coastal vegetation. We remain concerned about the risk posed by arson fires on the North-West coast."