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Visitor safety under the spotlight in new walker safety video

16/04/2018

Visitor safety in Tasmania's national parks and reserves has received a major investment with a suite of projects, including a new feature video on bushwalking preparation and safety.More

Draft Frenchmans Cap Recreation Zone Plan 2018

12/04/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has released the Draft Recreation Zone Plan 2018 for the Frenchmans Cap area.More

Redeveloped Lake Tahune Hut now open

12/04/2018

A locally designed and built, energy-efficient and sustainable hut is now welcoming bushwalkers at Lake Tahune on the Frenchmans Cap Track in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.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."