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Progress on Cradle Mountain Master Plan

19/10/2017

An important milestone in the Cradle Mountain Master Plan project has been reached following a competitive tender process, with Cumulus Studio chosen to design the Cradle Mountain gateway precinct and the Dove Lake viewing shelter.More

Exciting new proposal for Tasmania's South East Cape

16/10/2017

Award-winning local tourism operator Ian Johnstone can now progress a new project to lease and licence negotiations under the Tourism Opportunities in Tasmania's National Parks, Reserves and Crown Land process.More

Wineglass Bay track upgrade complete

16/10/2017

One of Tasmania's most iconic tourism experiences, the walk to Wineglass Bay from the lookout to the beach, has now re-opened after a $500,000 upgrade initiated through the Government's Tourism Infrastructure in Parks fund.
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Managing the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) was established to protect, conserve, present and pass on to future generations one of the world's outstanding wilderness areas. To ensure effective management of this region, the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service has produced a range of documents and plans.

World Heritage Area Management Plan

The main document that guides management of the area is the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan 2016. Available here is the full TWWHA Management Plan 2016, the plan's Executive Summary (PDF, 638KB), and its Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 135KB).

The TWWHA Management Plan 2016 contains links to the following supporting documents:
PWS Cave Access Policy (PDF, 1.7MB)
PWS Fire Management Policy 2014 (PDF, 212KB)
PWS Fire Planning Policy 2014 (PDF, 448KB)
PWS Northwest Region Strategic Fire Management Plan (PDF, 2MB)
PWS Northern Region Strategic Fire Management Plan (PDF, 1.5MB)
PWS Southern Region Strategic Fire Management Plan (PDF, 2MB)
Reserve Activity Assessment - System Overview for External Proponents (PDF, 956KB)
Walking Track Management Strategy Tasmania National Parks and Reserves 2011-2020 (PDF, 3MB)