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Have your say on Freycinet

12/06/2018

Public comment is now invited on the Draft Freycinet Peninsula Master Plan.More

Ben Lomond recovery works update

31/05/2018

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) will oversee the recovery works at Ben Lomond after a recent fire destroyed essential infrastructure.More

Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation

22/03/2018

Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.More

Tourism opportunity for Tasman Island

12/10/2017

Tourists could soon enjoy the beautiful Tasman National Park from the air, as a change to the managment plan could open it up for sensitive and appropriate aircraft access.


The Tasman National Park Management Plan 2017 took effect on October 4,  and now enables the consideration of helicopter access to Tasman Island for recreational and tourism purposes - providing the opportunity for more people to visit and enjoy the region.


Through the EOI process, Tasmanian operator Rotor Lift Aviation has put forward a proposal to fly tourists to the spectacular 120 hectare island.


The plan now allows commercial helicopter landings, however this activity will require Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) approval through a Reserve Activity Assessment (RAA).


This is to ensure that proposed activities are environmentally, socially and economically acceptable.


Subject to a detailed RAA process which includes looking at flight path and frequency, impacts to wildlife, protection of biosecurity and minimising potential impacts on other park visitors, PWS will now work with Rotor Lift Aviation on a trial.