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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk

19/01/2018

In the interests of public safety, the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has brought in extensive campfire restrictions as the fire risk continues to increase this summer.More

Improved toilet facilities at Bruny Island

16/01/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed work on a new toilet facility at the Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve.More

Further upgrade to South Coast Track

05/01/2018

The South Coast Track is one of Tasmania's great bushwalks, and the completion of recent upgrades has significantly improved the user experience along the track before the start of the peak walking season.More

Hastings Cave temporary closure for maintenance

31/07/2017

Hastings Cave will be closed for one week for essential maintenance.


Parks and Wildlife Service Southern Region manager Shane Breen said the entire site will be closed on 31 July and re-open on 9 August to enable a range of work to be undertaken.


"We have a large number of maintenance tasks to be completed during the closure, so for public safety we decided it would be most efficient to close the site completely and complete all tasks during the week of closure," Mr Breen said.


"We have deliberately scheduled these works to be done during our quietest visitation period of the year to minimise any possible disruption to visitors," Mr Breen said.


The works include electrical and mechanical works in the cave, electrical works in the pool reserve, emptying the thermal pool for cleaning and environmental works to the sewerage system.


"We're looking forward to re-opening the site on 9 August, with an improved cave experience and a sparkling thermal pool," Mr Breen said.